International Confederation of Midwives


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In·ter·na·tion·al Con·fed·e·ra·tion of Mid·wives

(ICM) (in'tĕr-nash'ŭn-ăl kŏn-fed'ĕr-ā'shŭn mid'wīvz)
A professional organization that seeks to improve the lives of women and infants through strengthening the position and training of the midwife as a valued health care practitioner.
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The International Confederation of Midwives is an organisation that supports, represents, and works to strengthen professional associations of midwives throughout the world.
The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) is an organization that supports, represents, and works to strengthen professional associations of midwives throughout the world.
International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) established the idea of the 'International Day of the Midwife' following suggestions and discussion among Midwives Associations in the late 1980s, then launched the initiative formally in 1992.
Furthermore, there is a national shortage of midwives in a number of countries across the world and many countries face problems relating to attrition of the midwifery workforce (Hunter & Warren, 2014; Pugh, Twigg, Martin, & Rai, 2013; United Nations Population Fund, International Confederation of Midwives, & World Health Organization, 2014).
To bring more attention to midwives' unique role, the International Confederation of Midwives is gathering this week in Toronto, Canada, for its 31st Triennial Congress.
Midwives employed at HMC are experts in normal pregnancy and birth, who have successfully completed a midwifery education program that is duly recognized in the country where it is located and that is based on the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Essential Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice and the framework of the ICM Global Standards for Midwifery Education.
Since, as per the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), midwives have the potential to complete the confederation approved midwifery education program and need to be registered to practice midwifery and use the title "midwife," therefore, a skilled midwife can reduce the additional workload of doctors and nurses.
I attended the 30th International Confederation of Midwives Congress in Prague last year, which attracted more than 3700 midwives from 126 countries: 486 of those from Australia.
In addition, several public health organizations such as the International Confederation of Midwives, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the World Health Organization recognize UBT devices as an ultra-affordable medical alternative that could significantly help in the management of PPH in resource-poor health care settings where pharmaceutical and surgical interventions are not readily available.
Laerdal Global Health works with many other organizations, including the International Confederation of Midwives and the International Council of Nurses, on important projects in the developing world.
Toyin Saraki, founder and president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), a charity committed to maternal, newborn and child health, rights and education advocacy in Africa, has recently been appointed to the role to represent and promote the goals of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM).

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