Every year on the 5th of May midwives, and midwifery associations come together to mark the International Day of the Midwife. The aim of the day is to inform the public about the importance of midwifery care, celebrate the achievements of midwives and lobby for all women to have access to good midwifery services.
The Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health (CMNH) at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) works with midwives and other health care workers across Asia and Africa to improve the availability and quality of healthcare for mothers and babies and reduce global maternal and newborn mortality.
CMNH will be hosting a seminar to mark International Day of the Midwife and discuss this year’s theme of ‘'Midwives, mothers and families: partners for life' and the challenges facing global midwifery. The seminar will be delivered by Joy Kemp, who is the Global Professional Advisor at the Royal College of Midwives and works extensively in low resource areas to help improve midwifery care.