Afghan Midwives Association
Afghan Midwives Association (AMA) is one of Strong professional association in Afghanistan. AMA as a membership-based association established in May 2005 and soon after become the member of International Confederation of Midwives (ICM). AMA is advocating for a strong midwifery profession, well-trained and empowered midwives and is working to strengthen the role of midwives so that quality midwifery care is provided to women, newborns and their families in Afghanistan. The AMA is a midwifery-led, national non- governmental organization Whose primary purpose is to build the capacity of midwives and increase access to quality midwifery services through various approaches including advocacy, partnership and implementing appropriate programs Increased membership and partnership support have steadily expanded AMA activities and its role as a professional body to raise awareness for safe motherhood and improve the quality of midwifery education and health service provision. AMA started initially in 2004 with 15 members as funders then recognized legally with 80 members in 2005 and now, it is known as one of the strongest and biggest professional associations in Afghanistan with more than 3500 members from 34 provinces.