Health, Inspiration
Comments 2

Let’s Celebrate Midwives!

The International Confederation of Midwives held an awards ceremony today to honor and celebrate midwives from around the world. Save the Children, ICM, USAID and IPAS were some of the organizations who presented awards. Midwives have a unique opportunity to transform the data released in the recent State of the World’s Midwifery report into effective action for their countries. We had the opportunity to speak to some of these amazing awardees and they are outstanding examples.

Ponita Rani Raha, Bangladesh, Save the Children/ICM 2014 International Midwife of the Year Award

Ponita

Pronita is a member of a small group of practicing midwives in Bangladesh. She is committed  to saving the lives of mothers and newborns, and has helped formulate the midwifery curriculum in her country. She is a role model for other midwives around the world.

 

Agnes Kasaigi, Uganda, Save the Children/ICM 2014 International Midwife of the Year Award

AgnesAgnes Kasaigi, a career midwife in charge of the maternity unit at Uganda’s Buwenge Hospital. She is an expert in helping revive babies who have trouble breathing at birth and a trained facilitator of the Helping Babies Breathe program.

@savethechildren and #ICM 2014 Midwife of the Year Awardees. #icmlive

A post shared by Girls' Globe (@girlsglobe) on

 

Serra Chanachi, Malawi, USAID Fellowship Awardee

SerraSerra Chanachi is a Malawian registered nurse-midwife with experience in reproductive health, maternal and child care, and primary care.

 

Yvonne Delphine, Rwanda and USAID Fellowship Awardee

YvonneYvonne is a midwife in Rwanda and received the ICM/USAID Family Planning Fellowship. This offers her an opportunity to bring increased attention to the importance of family planning and the critical role that midwives play in her country.

 

 

Anita SaySay Varney, Midwife from Liberia and USAID Awardee

AnitaAnita is a midwife in Liberia and received the ICM/USAID Family Planning Fellowship. This offers her an opportunity to bring increased attention to the importance of family planning and the critical role that midwives play in her country.

 

Ashiat Ajibola Ganiyu, Midwife from Nigeria and USAID Awardee

AshiatAshiat is a midwife in Nigeria and received the ICM/USAID Family Planning Fellowship. This offers her an opportunity to bring increased attention to the importance of family planning and the critical role that midwives play in her country.

 

Tidan Akwu Hana and Ashiat Ajibola Ganiyu, USAID Awardees from Nigeria pose with their awards. #icmlive

A post shared by Girls' Globe (@girlsglobe) on

2 Comments

  1. Pingback: Let’s Celebrate Midwives! | Crowd 360

Share your thoughts and ideas here!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s