ICS Integrare event at Women Deliver Conference 2016: “Strengthening midwifery in the SDG era: from evidence to implementation” 16 May, from 12.00 to 16.00 pm.

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!


UNFPA Arab States Regional Workshop on Midwifery

ICS Integrare has collaborated and participated in the UNFPA “Arab States Midwifery Workshop”, which took place from 15-18 November in Cairo, Egypt. The objectives of the workshop included:

  • to discuss recent developments on the global level such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their relevance to midwifery,
  • to present recent evidence and publications on midwifery,
  • to raise awareness of methods for planning and managing the midwifery workforce,
  • to develop capacity to use the available evidence for policy and planning purposes,
  • to reach a consensus on the need for a regional network of midwifery associations,
  • and to draft terms of reference for this network.

The workshop took place over 4 days. It was organised by the United Nations Population Fund Arab States Regional Office (UNFPA ASRO) with the support of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), and technical partners including ICS Integrare and the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

It was attended by representatives of national ministries of health, midwifery education institutions, national midwifery associations, and national and regional H4+ agencies. In total, 14 countries were represented: Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Tunisia.

At the workshop, Dr. Andrea Nove presented the findings of the report: Analysis of the midwifery workforce in selected Arab countries, developed by ICS Integrare and UNFPA ASRO. Dr Francisco Pozo-Martin conducted an interactive session on workforce planning methodologies for workshop participants.


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Dr. Andrea Nove
Link to presentation