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Media Release: 23 March 2020

23rd March, 2020

The New Zealand College of Midwives is in regular communication with the Ministry of Health and DHBs regarding advice to pregnant women in relation to COVID-19.

At this stage (3pm, 23 March 2020), this information is available on the College website

COVID-19 Update: 22 March 2020

22nd March, 2020

Tēnā koutou katoa, The Ministry of Health has now published guidance for community midwifery care on its website in its section on Resources for Health Professionals under the heading Maternity. The three documents for midwives…

Information for community-based midwives: 21 March 2020

22nd March, 2020

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance on preventing the spread of COVID-19 in home and community settings, and protecting both pregnant and postnatal women, and their community-based midwives. This information sheet should…

COVID-19 Update: 21 March 2020

21st March, 2020

The Prime Ministers announcement today informed us that those at greater risk from the effects of Covid 19 should avoid unnecessary contact with people, and be vigilant about the measures needed to protect themselves from…

COVID-19 Update: 19 March 2020

20th March, 2020

Additional Emergency Locum Support for COVID-19 Self-Isolation The College together with the MMPO have been proactively working with the Ministry of Health to put together an initial community midwifery response to COVID-19. This has been…

#Backmidwives Petition Presented To Minister Today

18th March, 2020

A petition with more than 25,000 signatures was handed to Minister Julie Anne Genter (Assoc. Min of Health, Minister for Women) today in Wellington.

Access to this season’s flu immunisation starts this week – message from the MOH

18th March, 2020

The Ministry of Health is preparing for the potential impact of COVID-19 on the health sector. As part of this preparation, this year’s influenza immunisation programme will be starting early for eligible people (as they…

COVID-19 Advice for midwives: 18 March 2020

18th March, 2020

This update follows the College advisory of 16 March 2020. Last week, College staff researched and prepared detailed draft advice on COVID-19 issues which are relevant for midwives, including clinical care issues, home visiting, when…

COVID-19 Interim advice for midwives: 16 March 2020

16th March, 2020

With new public health measures now in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread, the College acknowledges the impact this is having and will have on midwives, their families and clients. Please continue to…

South Auckland Midwife Honoured With Award

9th March, 2020

As part of the International Women’s Day celebrations around the country, Manya (pronounced Ma Nee Ya) Lynch will receive the award with other women who work in South Auckland communities.

CE Alison Eddy talks on TVNZ’s Breakfast show

5th March, 2020

5 March 2020 https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/breakfast/clips/report-calls-for-overhaul-of-midwife-funding-model-in-nz

NZ Institute for Economic Research Report Backs Midwives Call For Pay Equity

5th March, 2020

NZ Institute for Economic Research Report Backs Midwives Call For Pay Equity Recommends Injection of $50m Annually Just To Address The Status Quo A report from NZIER has confirmed that urgent changes are needed to…