“The Greatest Privilege of a Human Life Is to Become a Midwife to the Awakening of the Soul in Another Person.”

International Midwives Day is celebrated every year on 5 th May to recognize and pay credit to the integral role that midwives play for ensuring high quality, compassionate and women-centric care.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing, Kalinga Institute of Nursing Sciences KINS), a constituent under KIIT-DU, observed International Midwives Day on 4 th May 2024 at Demo Classroom O&G Building, Block- E, KIMS, PBMH with the theme of “Midwives: A Vital Climate Solution. The focus of this program was to update and orient the nursing personnel involved in MCH care for sexual & reproductive health.
The programme was inaugurated by Invited guest Prof. Dr. S.K. Rath, Department of O&G KIMS, PBMH, Prof. Dr. Niyati Das, Principal, KINS & Prof. Kalyani Rath, Vice Principal,HOD O&G Department. On the eve of International Midwives Day CNE was organized by the Dept. of O&G, KINS. The CNE was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. S.K. Rath department of O&G KIMS, PBMH. Prof. Dr. Niyati Das, Principal, KINS welcomed the audience & unfolded the theme.The key note address was given by Prof. Kalyani Rath, Vice Principal (HOD) of O&G department. The celebrations started with CNE and proceeded smoothly by Ms. Rojalin Dash,Asst.Prof,O&G, KINS, she spoke on the topic “The vital role of midwives in providing eco-friendly practices within community-based care” followed by Monalisa Mall,Asst.Prof, O&G, KINS, she highlighted on the topic “Midwives are educator on climate friendly SRH practices” total 30 Nursing Officer attended the CNE & made it fruitful.

The program was successfully ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Mrs.Anusuya Behera, Asst.Prof, KINS. The celebrations on International Midwives Day provided an excellent opportunity to appreciate the hard work and dedication of midwives to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes . It was a reminder of the critical role that midwives play in achieving sustainable development goals and ensuring the health and well being of women, children, and communities worldwide.