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Intl Day of Midwife observed in Sylhet

Untitled-2 copyInternational Day of the Midwife was observed in the Sylhet like elsewhere in the globe in a befitting manner as part of an ongoing campaign to highlight the needs for midwives.

This year’s theme of the day is “The World Needs Midwives Today More Than Ever”.

Marking the day, organizers arranged workshop, seminars, concert, singing contest, karaoke, rally, street parade, setting up stalls in market-places or other popular areas to publicize midwifery services and offer information and advice.

Director of Sylhet osmani Medical College and Hospital inaugurated a Rally at Upshohor in Sylhet marking the day.Dr.Ruhul Amin, Maksudur Rahman, Shamim Ahmed, Humaun kabir also attended the Rally.

May 5 is the internationally recognized day for highlighting the work of midwives. International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) established the idea of the ‘International Day of the Midwife’ following suggestions and discussion among Midwives Associations in the late 1980s, then launched the initiative formally in 1992.

The International Day of Midwife is an occasion for every individual midwife to think about many others in the profession, to make new contacts within and outside midwifery, and to widen the knowledge of what midwives do for the world.

Each year local midwives, Midwives Associations and supporters of midwifery globally develop their own keynote activities for the International Day of the Midwife to suit their particular circumstances and resources. In 2014 midwives are encouraged to incorporate singing or music leading up to the world record of midwives singing together at the start of the ICM Triennial Congress in June.

Midwives are encouraged to let local or national media know about what they are doing, well in advance, so that publicity can be gained as widely as possible.

ICM’s Facebook page and other social media channels such as Twitter are great places to share ideas, and post activities.

There are no other options to hold trial of Khaleda Zia and others for killing people damaging properties with fire bomb attacks in the name of hartal and strike,” Shajahan said.

Among others, joint conveners of the samonnoy parishad Alauddin Mia and AZ Kamrul Anam, vice-chairman of Muktijodha Sangsad, Ismat Kadir Gama, and labour leader, Nizamuddin Ahmed, were also present on the occasion.