Pre-Conference :: World Health Organization: Global progress on midwifery: What does the future hold for birth equity for all?

Speakers: Elizabeth Iro, WHO Chief Nurse and Midwife; Fran McConville, WHO Midwifery advisor; and Emily McWhirter

Facilitator: Jane Houston

Join the World Health Organization (WHO) Director General, the Chief Nurse (a midwife!), and the Midwifery Advisor to hear the headlines of the State of the Worlds Midwifery Report – hot off the press! Find out what the future holds for midwifery education, services, workforce, and leadership from WHO midwives around the world. This is your opportunity to ask questions and give your valuable inputs to WHO.

With videos from Harriet Chanza (National professional Officer/Family Health and Population at World Health Organization, Malawi Country Office) and Pragati Sharma (WHO Consultant to India’s national Midwifery initiative), discussing their work. Be sure to view the powerful Parallel Lives video from Water Aid shown during this presentation: