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  • 31 July, 2015


  • 31 July, 2015

    ​I am pleased to announce that The RCM's global team has recently been successful in winning a small grant to undertake a needs assessment in Malawi, to explore the possibility of establishing a formal twinning relationship with the Association of Midwives in Malawi (AMAMI). The needs...

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    31 July, 2015


  • 20 July, 2015

    I have an unusual job for a midwife, for six months of the year I am a clinical midwife in the NHS. For the rest of the year, I am the advisor for Call the Midwife helping to depict birth in a wide variety of settings and training actors in their clinical roles.

    I was asked to provide...

  • 16 July, 2015

    A recent three-year project brought midwives, nurses and other health professionals together to improve maternal health in Malawi through international volunteering and partnership.

    A recent three-year joint project between VSO, Royal College of Midwives (RCM), Royal College of Nursing...

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    3 June, 2015

    It’s just over one month since the earthquake in Nepal on 25 April that killed over 8,800 people and injured more than 23,000.  With subsidiary quakes and aftershocks there have been a total of over 25 earthquakes in the past 7 days; 93 earthquakes in the past...

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    21 May, 2015

    The Mangala Devi Birth Centre is a midwife-led Birth Centre at Tribhuvan Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. During the Global Midwifery Twinning Project (GMTP), following a request from the Ministry of Health and Population, a series of GMTP midwife volunteers were placed at the Tribhuvan...

  • 18 May, 2015

    On behalf of the Global Team at the RCM, a huge thank you to everyone who has donated to our Nepal appeal.  We have raised almost £7,000 and are well on the way to our interim target of £10,000. 

  • 12 May, 2015

    The RCM has been shocked to hear news of a second earthquake in Nepal yesterday, which has caused further damage and devastated families.


  • 8 April, 2015

    I started writing this post in the air (again!) to regain composure in the middle of a nightmare journey. I can hardly read what I wrote as my handwriting was severely compromised due to turbulence. I think this is the last time I will fly with Turkish Airlines; it hasn’t been the best of...

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