Friday, February 21, 2014

Midwifery voices needed on WHO draft of Every Newborn Action Plan

Calling all midwives: Please read this request from the International Confederation of Midwives and ensure the midwifery perspective is included in this important plan to save newborn lives.

Your voice is urgently needed: The WHO together with partners have drafted an action plan to end preventable newborn deaths (Every Newborn Action Plan). The draft is now online for a public consultation process with the deadline on the 28th of February. It is crucial that midwives have an input as the plan will affect midwives in their work and midwifery on a global level. Strong indications from midwives are needed that this Action Plan is about high quality midwifery, normal birth and normal care of healthy babies (as well as the complications and treatments highlighted in the document).

Feedback is coming in to WHO, but sadly not (yet!) from midwives. The voices of midwives are urgently needed!

Thank you to those who have responded. For those who have not yet, kindly take some time from your busy schedule and provide feedback to this important document

Don’t miss this opportunity to make your voice heard and make sure the midwife perspective is included in the plan! Click on the link to comment: http://www.who.int/maternal_child_adolescent/topics/newborn/enap_consultation/en/ 

The deadline is FEBRUARY 28th and unfortunately cannot be extended.

Thank you for the time and effort.

Kind regards

Charlotte Renard
International Confederation of Midwives