From May 5th (International Day of the Midwife) until the CAM National Conference in St.John's NL in October 2012, we invite Canadians and supporters from around the world to join our campaign. CAM is urging the Canadian government to ensure that all Canadian moms and babies have equal access to safe, quality midwifery care.
How you can help:
Insert your full name, province or country of residence and email below and click Send Letter Now. The letter below will be sent to the Prime Minister of Canada, the Federal Minister and Deputy Minister of Health, the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and to the President of the Treasury Board.
The Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) would like to call your attention to the lack of access to midwifery care faced by most Canadian women. I believe that all women in Canada deserve to access midwifery care if they choose. As part of the Muskoka Initiative, the Canadian government has pledged to reduce maternal and infant mortality globally; now is the time to make good on this promise, both at home and abroad. Supporting Maternal and Child Health globally means supporting Canadian moms and babies by ensuring they have the opportunity to choose midwifery care.
I urge the Canadian government
Together, these changes will help reduce costs for the health care system, while allowing all women to have the Choice to Access Midwifery Care.
Some important facts: