ICM Americas Conference in Suriname: Invest in Healthy Pregnancy; Invest in Midwives

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By: Lauren French Hoy, Professional Midwife and Independent Research Consultant, MSM, CPM

As world leaders prepare to announce the new global development goals for 2030, it is critical to strengthen and support midwifery care as it is well-positioned to realize the global maternal health goals. In July, the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) held their 5th Regional Americas Conference in Suriname, “Invest in Healthy Pregnancy; Invest in Midwives,” which endorsed midwives taking the lead role as primary professionals responsible in promoting healthy pregnancies, and thereby ensuring healthy mothers and babies… read more