Guatemala has launched a Midwifery study programme

Guatemala has launched midwifery as a technical study in the University, after it was closed 60 years ago. The announcement was made by Registered Nurse Almeda Aguilar Fajardo, Coordinator of the Technical Midwifery Committee in Guatemala.

This course will start in July in the Universidad Da Vinci with 50 students who will access to it through direct entrance. The course will be taught in the Huehuetenango Department, which is the one that registers the highest rate of maternal mortality. In January, the course will be offered in the Alta Verapaz and the El Quiché Departments, which also present a high rate of Maternal Mortality.

The development of this programme was supported for a long period of time before this launching by Joyce Thompson, Peg Marshall (LAC/RSD) , Gloria Maria Metcalfe, Hilda Baca, Rosa Villar Villegas and also ICM Reps for LAC region.

Improving Young People's Mental Health in Europe

Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre

Tuesday 23rd June 2015


Nina Renshaw
Secretary General
European Public Health Alliance

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According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) report on the 'Health of Young People in Europe', mental disorders in young people are on the rise with an estimated 10- 20% of young Europeans suffering from mental or behavioural disorders.

This timely international symposium provides an invaluable opportunity to assess the current state of mental health policies for young people at the European level and to discover best practices in the field of prevention and early intervention. It will address measures to support young people's mental health in both school and family settings, while also focusing on the action of health services and community environment in the promotion of mental well-being.

Delegates will also:

  • Assess the current state of mental health policies for young people promoted at EU level
  • Explore new prevention and early intervention measures and strategies to support young people's mental health in both school and family settings
  • Evaluate the action of health services as well as the impact of the community environment in the promotion and prevention of mental health issues in children and young people
  • Discuss the role of technology and social media as a double-edged instrument: risks and solutions

For further details about the symposium, please refer to the event brochure. Do feel free to circulate this information to relevant colleagues within your organisation.

In the meantime, to ensure your organisation is represented, please book online or complete and return the attached registration form at your earliest convenience in order to secure your delegate place(s).

Kind regards,

Ciara Dullaghan
Public Policy Exchange
Tel: +44 (0) 845 606 1535
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Dutch Midwifery Summer School 2017

The Royal Dutch Organisation of Midwives (KNOV) offers certified midwives from abroad an introduction to the Dutch Midwifery system. The program has the capacity to place approximately eight midwives yearly for a two week period.

The next programme will take place from the 22nd of May – 2nd June 2017. Dead line for application is 31st of March 2017

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