• The Midwives for Life Awards 2014 laureates
  • Connecting Midwives
  • Connecting Midwives

    About Connecting Midwives


    Some 350,000 women die each year from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.

    40 % of women do not receive prenatal care.

    One trained African midwife can take care of 500 mothers per year.

    In partnership with the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), the foundation developed a digital platform Connecting Midwives dedicated to midwives in order to :

    • Facilitate network building and provide an opportunity for midwives to publish their projects through the Care Challenge website
    • Communicate with others midwives and share information, articles and professional resources on their work via the icmPlatform
    • Promote their participation in Midwives for Life Awards that reward and raise awareness of midwives’ projects

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