Healthcare professionals joining hands

in saving maternal, newborn and child lives.

#TouchingStories

Midwives, nurses, pediatricians,
gynecologists and obstetricians together
for safer pregnancies, better births and healthier childhoods.

Please help us in making sure that women and babies everywhere receive the care they need. Support the
Together We Can campaign by sharing the video and
your #TouchingStories.

Life is a touching story


Most of us come into this world helped by health professionals. They make birth safer and help us grow into healthy children. Read about people from around the world whose lives have been touched by the work they do.

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Most maternal and newborn deaths are preventable


Skilled health professionals are key to improving the health of mothers and babies around the world. Their hands-on work gives them unique knowledge and experience of how to save and improve lives. But many people still do not have access to the care they need.

3 in 4 maternal, baby and young child deaths occur in just 20 countries
Most maternal and newborn deaths are preventable. Our new report shows that nine key causes of mortality are responsible in the twenty countries with the highest instance of maternal and newborn deaths.

Simple changes to the way mothers and babies are cared for could make a significant difference.

By joining hands in the Together We Can campaign health professionals are pledging to work together to make these changes and save more mother and newborn lives.

Find out more about the research behind the campaign and how you can make a difference

Healthcare professionals joining hands in saving maternal, newborn and child lives

Together We Can is led by the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), the International Council of Nurses (ICN), the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), and the International Pediatric Association (IPA). We represent the health professionals who lead the global fight against maternal, newborn and child deaths. We bring together millions of gynecologists, obstetricians, pediatricians, midwives and nurses whose expert care touches the lives of billions of people each year.

The International Federation of
Gynecology and Obstetrics

The International
Council of Nurses

The International
Confederation of Midwives

The International Pediatric
Association