News > ICM Position statements passed in 2017

New Zealand initiated two consensus statements accepted by the 143 delegates and 69 countries taking part in the ICM Council meeting prior to conference. Our statement on ‘Community Health Workers’ was extremely timely as non-regulated health workers are increasingly being promoted by governments as a cost saving measure. ICM called for increased commitment to working towards a qualified midwifery workforce as the only sensible way to go. ‘Intermittent Auscultation in Labour’ was our other paper and was also popular as inappropriate electronic interventions get more prevalent as less and less staff are employed all around the world.

The Role of the Community Health Worker CHW

The Use of Intermittent Auscultation for Assessment of Foetal Wellbeing during Labour