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Photos from International Midwifery 5k Events

In preparation for the 29th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), June 19­–23 in Durban, South Africa, 5k were held events around the world to bring attention to the needless death of mothers and their babies, and the midwives working to save their lives. See photos and read about several walks held in the United States.

On the Road to Durban

On June 18, midwives and supporters will walk a 5k march into Durban to demonstrate solidarity with African midwives and help publicize the urgent need for better maternal and newborn health across the developing world, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. If you plan on attending the walk in Durban, please notify the ACNM Division of Global Health at [email protected]

US Midwives Stand United

In order to stand united and identifiable in Durban and at home, US midwives can wear ACNM-designed scarves and men’s polo shirts for the June 18 walk in Durban.Scarves and men's polo shirts are nowavailable at


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