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Dear Congress: Help Midwives Help Moms and Babies Survive Globally and at Home

On Monday, June 17, ACNM Vice President for Global Outreach Suzanne Stalls, CNM, spoke at a congressional briefing sponsored by ACNM, AMREF USAI, AWHONN, Frontline Health Workers Coalition, IntraHealth International, Jhpiego, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood. Below is an excerpt of her comments. Her full text comments are available here. I am pleased that we are here today to discuss the challenges that face women’s health access around the world and here in the United States. T...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 6/20/2013 1:18:30 PM

The World Needs Midwives

By the ACNM Department of Global Outreach The ACNM Department of Global Outreach will blog once a month about their projects in Ghana, Zambia, Burma, Namibia, and elsewhere, as well as keeping it all together back at home in the national office. Last month’s International Day of the Midwife was an occasion for every midwife to think about the many others in the profession, to make new contacts within and outside midwifery, and to widen the knowledge of what midwives do for the world. T...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 6/5/2013 12:29:54 PM

Midwife Travels to Guatemala with Save the Children

by Noreen Prokuski, CNM The six of us jump into our 4x4 trucks for a bone-rattling, bumper-car ride inching up the rocky, twisting pathways leading to the hilltop village of Vipecbalam in the western highlands of Guatemala. Our local driver’s hands are confident on the wheel winding us back and forth through the mountain curves. The truck becomes silent as we hang on tight, awed by the scene. In a few hours we are in the village, and somehow the term “remote” just doesn’t cover it. I think we...

Posted 4/10/2012 1:37:10 PM

Global Movement to Reduce Disrespectful and Abusive Treatment of Women during Childbirth

by Angeline Fujioka, CNM, ACNM Technical Advisor, Department of Global Outreach Pervasive and dangerously silent human rights violations against women often occur during one of the most vulnerable times in a woman’s life: childbirth. Around the world this violation continues, irrespective of socio-economic boundaries, education levels of providers, religious and cultural values, and rural or urban borders. Many women have reported being yelled at, neglected, humiliated, beaten, slapped an...

Posted 4/4/2012 3:20:42 PM

Global Health at ACNM

by Diana Spalding, CNM, DGH Communication Section The Division of Global Health is excited to begin contributing to the ACNM blog! We will let you know about our upcoming events, news, and interesting work that midwives are doing around the globe. In collaboration with the Department of Global Outreach (DGO), the Division of Global Health (DGH) contributes to worldwide efforts to improve the health of women and children globally through the advancement of the profession of midwifery. DGH s...

Posted 3/22/2012 4:37:48 PM



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