By CAM

Welcome to Your New Pinard

We’ve reinvented the CAM quarterly newsletter. Every three months you’ll receive all the midwifery news you need directly to your inbox, tablet, or phone. Every issue will include the latest clinical innovations, industry updates, and inspiring stories about how midwives like you are changing lives in Canada and around the world – news we hope…

Hello Haiti. Hello Midwife.

It’s Haiti. It’s January. It’s hot. The mood around Port au Prince is heavy. The news is grim. There is traffic congestion. The dangers are constant. Mostly theft. Sometimes more violence. The ambient stress is everywhere. And infectious. We are warned to stay clear of ATMs and are not allowed to visit certain areas. Occasionally,…

New Midwifery Program at U Manitoba Includes Indigenous Practices

In 2021 the University of Manitoba will launch its new Bachelor of Midwifery program. It’s starting with six seats, three of which are for Indigenous students to support the program’s special focus on Indigenous practices. It’s all part of the University of Manitoba’s mandate to strengthen relationships with Indigenous communities and to support the return…

Providing Respectful Maternity Care Training in South Sudan

“I think every midwife ought to step out of their comfort zone – whether just out of their own community or to another country,” said midwife Bev Langlois, after her first trip to South Sudan. “It’s important to see that people are just people and appre­ciate what other people experience and how they live.” She…

Saj Fanm Pou Fanm

The objective of the Saj Fanm Pou Fanm (SFPF) Project is to help build the Haitian government’s capacity to train, recruit, hire and support midwives. The five-year project is funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and led by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The aim is to reduce maternal and infant mortality by improving…

Midwife Emergency Skills Training Saving Lives in Tanzania

On the night of September 2, 2017, nurse-midwife Razack Mohammed was alone on duty at the Mwalugulu Dispensary in Kahama District, Tanzania when Gaudensia Peter arrived in labour with undiagnosed twins. After a normal delivery of the first twin, the second baby was presenting in a way that could not be born without help. According…