ICN joint statement on skilled health personnel providing care during chilbirth

31 July 2018

ICN has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Childhood and Early Parenting Principles (CEPPs) Global Initiative to this collaborative worldwide network to actively promote a multi-sector approach to Early Childhood Development (ECD) by organisations and governments at all levels.

As part of the Global Initiative, ICN will work to collect and expand the knowledge base of scientific evidence and best practice in maternal and perinatal health and early childhood development and to share this knowledge freely between countries across the world; join forces with other health professionals, educational institutions and organisations involved in the field, to speak with one voice and be heard by policy makers at the highest level; raise community awareness worldwide of the transformative potential of supporting maternal health and early childhood development for societies in the future, thereby empowering communities to become a force for action by policy makers; and to provide capacity for professional education and a continuum-of-care for mothers and infants during the critical period.

ICN recently released a joint statement on the Definition of skilled health personnel providing care during childbirth in collaboration with WHO, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and the International Pediatrics Association (IPA).