21 November 2016
International Confederation of Midwives
In support of the Global Strategy (2016-2030), the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) commits to support competency-based midwifery education programmes and faculty development through ICM standards, guidelines and education programme certification mechanism throughout ICM’s Strategic Directions 2014-2017 and 2017-2020. ICM will contribute to advocacy campaigns and champion normal birth, promoting midwives as the most appropriate healthcare professionals for evidence-based physiological care throughout women’s reproductive years, during ICM’s Strategic Directions 2014-2017 and 2017-2020.
Working in partnership with a broad spectrum of development partners and using the Midwifery Services Framework, gap analyses and other tools and guidelines to provide technical assistance to midwives associations, national governments and their stakeholders so they can optimize accessible quality midwifery care for all women of reproductive age. ICM commits USD $3,500,000 in estimated staff, Board, committees and consultant time through 2020, to provide technical assistance, develop or update ICM professional resources, advocate for quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health care and support the further development of quality midwifery care.