RCM condemns attack on midwifery school in Afghanistan

By RCM on 31 July 2018

Media outlets have reported about a suicide bombing at a midwife training centre in Afghanistan. Commenting on the attack, Gill Walton, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives, said: “This is a despicable and cowardly attack on people who are dedicated to the care and wellbeing of women and their babies, as well as the children that were at the centre. Such an attack can have no political motive, it is simply evil.

“Those responsible must be caught and face the full rigour of the law.

“Our thoughts are with the families of those that died in this attack and along with midwives across the world we are thinking of those that have been lost.”

Note to editors

The RCM is the only trade union and professional association dedicated to serving midwifery and the whole midwifery team. We provide workplace advice and support, professional and clinical guidance and information, and learning opportunities with our broad range of events, conferences and online resources. For more information visit the RCM website at https://www.rcm.org.uk/.