On May 5th, in celebration of the International Day of the Midwife and just days before Mother’s Day, people from around the world will come together wherever they are and walk for moms and the midwives who keep them and their babies healthy.
No matter where you are, you can help bring attention to the needless deaths of mothers and babies, and the heroes working to save their lives. You will be part of the International Confederation of Midwives’ call to action, joining a coalition of supporters working to improve maternal and newborn health.
The Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), the project I work on, has coordinated an event to bring together people from around our nation’s capital in support:
In Washington, DC at noon, we will gather in Farragut West park and walk to the White House to show our support and join others from around the world in a short lunchtime walk and show of solidarity. We will be joined by staff from our MCHIP partner organizations, the American College of Nurse-Midwives and White Ribbon Alliance. All are welcome to join us so invite your family, friends and colleagues, too.
A special Facebook page has been created so that you can register and encourage others to do the same.
Join us, and commit to walking on May 5th! Are you in?
Walk for a midwife you know, a new mom, or a baby safely delivered. Walk on your own or with a group. And share your story about why you’re walking with an online community of supporters dedicated to ending the scourge of pregnancy-related deaths.