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 Charities unite for Baby Loss Awareness Week 9-15 October 2016

Baby Loss Awareness Week (), takes place annually from 9 to 15 October.

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Over a quarter (28%) of Brits value the wisdom that loved ones have passed on more than money, keepsakes or property, research released by Remember A Charity Week reveals.
The research will help launch this year's annual awareness week 12th - 18th September that encourages people to consider leaving a charitable gift in their Will.

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Carolne Star in front of number 10 downing street

The Prime Minister David Cameron announced Caroline Star, Chair of CMV Action, as one of his final Points of Light winners.  Caroline Star is calling on health professionals and educators to follow his example and talk about the CMV virus that left her daughter profoundly deaf.

CMV, or cytomegalovirus, is a common virus that can...

An article in Nature magazine highights that CMV is a much greater globabl problem than zika: "as the eyes of the media and health officials focus on the spread of Zika in the Americas and beyond, many researchers and advocates hope that funders and health agencies will at last pay more attention to a much greater global problem — the...

A short film that raises awareness of CMV and our charity - many thanks to Anne Mullins and her team!

Check it out on youtube.

https://youtu.be/AXvWqOJjpsk

In International CMV Awareness Month the Bournemouth Echo highlights the impact CMV has had on the life of one local Mum.

Big thanks go out to the Royal College of Midwives for their contined support in educating midwives about CMV prevention. The July 2016 'Midwives' magazine going to all registered members includes a pull out factsheet on CMV. It covers how CMV is spread, how women can reduce their risks and how midwives can share information without causing...

Sharon Wood, our Project Manager, attended the ECCI Conference on the island of San Servolo, in the beautiful city of Venice from 24th-26th April 2016.

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The Bounty Health Journal highlights the joint CMV Action and Royal College of Midwives educational online module on CMV.  Aimed at midwives it sets out important public health messages that are designed to help to prevent the impact of the CMV virus.

 

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Last year we launched the I-learn module for midwives. This short training module has been developed in response to requests from midwives for more information about congenital CMV. It sets out the facts about CMV and key areas where midwives can play a major role in reducing the impact of this virus. 

It is proving to be very...

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Charlie
CMV has left four-year-old daughter Charlie facing a future without her hearing. Charlie’s Mum Lindsey had never heard of CMV during either of her pregnancies, yet she contracted the... Read more
Elliot_CMV
This is my story of the effects of CMV and little boy Elliot.  I was 16 and pregnant, everything seemed to be going well, apart from being young and scared... 29 + weeks I... Read more

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