6TH ANNUAL CONGRESS
In order to review the progress of the midwifery profession in the world and particularly in Afghanistan and to review the AMA performance AMA has conducted regular annual congress since 2005. During those congress participants identify challenges and opportunities to advocate and improve midwifery profession and in order to improve the midwifery service for women and their family in Afghanistan. Opening of the 6 th annual congress: Congress with more then 550 participant including Midwives and High level guests and with this theme( Afghanistan needs competent midwives : education , regulation and professional association) was opened by recitation of holy Quran and Afghanistan national Anthem then Ms Pashtoon AMA president welcomed, honorable guests and midwives and congress was adorned by Afghanistan Midwifery National Song (AMNS) then her Excellency Deputy Minister of Public Health, Dr. Nadera Hayat Burhani and American Kabul ambassador, HSSP Chief of Party. These main speakers emphasized on role of professional associations as a most important effort to improve the quality of health care with aim of reduction of maternal mortality in Afghanistan.