World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August all over the globe to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world."SUSTAINING BREASTFEEDING TOGETHER" The theme for 2017 World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) has been announced: Sustaining Breastfeeding Together. ILCA is partnering with organizations around the globe - including United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO), International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN), La Leche League International (LLLI), The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM), Wellstart International, the Global Goals, and the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) - to promote the role that breastfeeding plays in valuing our wellbeing.
Becoming a Midwife is ……….
… A dream that begins slowly and quietly,
………. A dream that grows with dedication and hard work,
…………. A dream that is born and cherished by so many.
The 25th International Day of Midwife was observed on May 5, 2017 themed: "Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners to Life!" The first presentation was by Dr Sisay Yifru, University of Gondar health science and medical college dean. He started his presentation by highlighting that Gondar University is the pioneer medical and health Science College in Ethiopia in opening and providing midwifery education program. The university starts its program by three medical disciplines were midwifery is one. Currently 18 undergraduates, 15 post graduate and PHD program are provided in the university
Ministry of Health lauded the indispensable roles of midwives in improving nationwide maternal health care as the 25th International Day of Midwife and the foundation of Ethiopian Midwives Association celebrated.
Speaking at the occasion Ministry Maternal Health Advisor Dr. Abdurahman Ismael said the concerted effort of midwives and stakeholders helped the country achieve one of the Millennium Development Goals reducing the maternal death by 71 percent.