How is this for crazy?
The New Zealand College of Midwives thinks the most pressing issue to concern their organisation is climate change.
The New Zealand College of Midwives has successfully called for urgent climate action, with a ground-breaking position statement on climate change accepted today by the International Confederation of Midwives meeting in Prague.
The Confederation, representing more than 300,000 midwives from 102 nations, recognises the serious consequences of our changing climate for women, babies and their families, as well as midwives themselves.
OraTaiao: The New Zealand Climate and Health Council‚Äôs Co-convenor, Dr Rhys Jones has congratulated the College of Midwives, and in particular Lorna Davies, Principal Midwifery Lecturer at the Christchurch School of Midwifery and OraTaiao Executive Board member, who drafted the successful climate change position statement.
“Health professionals around the world are concerned about the very real threats to human health from our changing climate” says Dr Jones. “Midwives play an important part in family life, and their concern for the future of our children is clear.” ¬†¬† Read more »