We’re advocating for the appointment of a Chief Midwifery Officer in every country and we need your help.
Supporting the campaign:
Dr Jenny Hall, advisor to the Maternity & Midwifery Forum and fellow of the Royal College of Midwives said:
“A year ago, the UK’s Department for Health took a lead and created a Chief Midwifery Officer for England. This was important because good maternity services with strong midwifery leadership save lives, improve equality of access and reduce morbidity for mothers and children. This is the kind of best practice we want to see rolled out elsewhere. Sign our petition today.”
Judy Evans, Practising nurse and midwife and a member of the RCN Midwifery Forum Committee said:
“It is only right that the modern founder of nursing, Florence Nightingale, is honoured by the World Health Organisation with the ‘Year of the Nurse and Midwife’. This is a real opportunity to transform midwifery leadership and honour midwives who work tirelessly across the globe.”
Sue Macdonald, Midwifery Consultant, Chair of Maternity & Midwifery Festivals and Co-editor of Mayes Midwifery Textbook for Midwives said:
“Good midwifery care does not just happen – it needs to be led, resourced and supported by the rest of the healthcare sector. The role of a Chief Midwifery Officer is both a focus point and a champion for developing governance, education, leadership and practice for midwives to produce the best health outcomes for mothers and babies. This campaign has my full support.”
Sign our petition today.
We the undersigned support the World Health Organisation’s “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”, wish to see greater focus on the improved delivery of midwifery globally and call on all countries to create a Chief Midwifery Officer for each country.