The Institute is actively engaged in the development, research and launch of the Special Series on Midwifery.
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In a few weeks the 2016 Women Deliver Conference will be taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark. This landmark event is the world’s largest global convention focusing on the health, rights and well-being of women and girls.
From ICS Integrare, we are proud to announce that our contribution to the conference will be a side event held on 16 May, from 12.00 to 16.00 pm. The event “Strengthening midwifery in the SDG era: from evidence to implementation” will showcase some of our latest work, generating evidence on midwifery and the wider sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn and adolescent health (SRMNAH) workforce, including the Lancet Series on Midwifery (LSM), the 2014 State of the World’s Midwifery (SoWMy) report, country SRMNAH workforce assessments, research on respectful SRMNAH care and WHO’s work on task-shifting within the health workforce.
The event will cover the generation and use of evidence on the midwifery and SRMNAH workforce at the country, regional, and global levels. The final session will feature a panel of senior representatives of international organizations, donor agencies and academia: Laura Laski (UFPA), Laurence Codjia (WHO), Frances Day-Stirk (International Confederation of Midwives), Jerker Liljestrand (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), Helga Fogstad (Norad), Gilles Dussault (University of Lisbon), discussing key SRMNAH issues and collaboration between partners.
The event will begin at 12.00pm with a lunch buffet and informal meet and greet. For further details, please see the attached concept note and agenda.
Please register to attend at:
We hope that you will be able to participate in the Side Event if you are attending the Women Deliver conference.
We look forward to seeing you at what we are sure will be a highly engaging and informative event!
Dr. Andrea Nove, Senior Technical Adviser at ICS Integrare, has been interviewed by Santé Maternelle, the francophone community of professionals in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, regarding her recent paper on the quality of midwifery education in Sub-Saharan African countries. Read the interview here!
ICS Integrare has collaborated and participated in the UNFPA “Arab States Midwifery Workshop”, which took place from 15-18 November in Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Andrea Nove presented the findings of the report: Analysis of the midwifery workforce in selected Arab countries, developed by ICS Integrare and the UNFPA Arab States Regional office. Dr Francisco Pozo-Martin conducted an interactive session on workforce planning methodologies for workshop participants.
It is with great pleasure and pride that we announce that Jim Campbell, founder and Director of ICS Integrare is today starting his tenure as Director, Health Workforce (HWF) and Executive Director of The Global Health Workforce Alliance at the World Health Organisation.
We are delighted that he now has the opportunity to bring his leadership and vision as well as his enormous expertise and network to this important position and we wish him every success.
ICS Integrare will continue its work at the intersection of human resources for health, health systems strengthening, policy research and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health under the direction and leadership of Aferdita Bytyqi. We look forward to continuing to work with our existing colleagues and partners, attracting new connections and collaborations and further developing the capacity and expertise of the organisation and its staff in delivering our core mandate, to reduce social inequities and inequalities that affect health, education and prosperity.