Quarterly Report

Afghan Midwives Association

Quarterly Report

ICM ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES FOR BASIC MIDWIFERY PRACTICE (2010)

The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) is a federation of midwifery associations representing countries across the globe. The ICM works closely with the World Health Organization, all United Nations agencies, and governments in support of safe motherhood and primary health care strategies for the world’s families. ICM takes the leadership role in development of the definition of the midwife, and the delineation of the midwifery scope of practice (the essential competencies). ICM also promotes standards and guidelines that define the expected structure and context of midwifery pre-service education programs; provides guidance for the development of regulations for midwifery practice; and assists countries tostrengthen the capacity of midwifery associations and to develop leaders of the midwifery profession worldwide.

ICM ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES FOR BASIC MIDWIFERY PRACTICE (2010)

The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) is a federation of midwifery associations representing countries across the globe. The ICM works closely with the World Health Organization, all United Nations agencies, and governments in support of safe motherhood and primary health care strategies for the world’s families. ICM takes the leadership role in development of the definition of the midwife, and the delineation of the midwifery scope of practice (the essential competencies). ICM also promotes standards and guidelines that define the expected structure and context of midwifery pre-service education programs; provides guidance for the development of regulations for midwifery practice; and assists countries tostrengthen the capacity of midwifery associations and to develop leaders of the midwifery profession worldwide.