Strengthening midwifery to promote women’s reproductive health in Saudi Arabia through empowerment of autonomous midwifery practices, education, research, and regulations.
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ندعوكم مشاركتنا الاجتماع السنوي العام
OUR OBJECTIVES are to provide the following leadership in maternity care across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with midwives leading the profession of midwifery:
To ensure that the midwifery profession is led by midwives.
To attain recognition by the Ministry of Health (MOH), the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS), the Ministry of Education (MOE), and other governmental or private sector health care providers as the body for setting midwifery standards, legal-medical application, and scope of professional practice.
To promote and strengthen autonomous evidence-based midwifery practice in partnership with women and collaborating with peer professionals, such as obstetricians, nurses, and other health service providers.
To advocate for maternal and neonatal health by supporting birth as a normal physiological life event and promote women’s general and reproductive health.
To advance midwifery education and career development.
To safeguard the professional and socioeconomic interest of the midwife in relation to work environment and professional practice.
To support all members of SMG, women’s groups, lay groups and other professional groups and organisations in relationship to women's health.
ICM Definition of a Midwife
(International Confederation of Midwives)
A midwife is a person who has successfully completed a midwifery education programme that is recognised in the country where it is located and that is based on the ICM Essential Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice and the framework of the ICM Global Standards for Midwifery Education; who has acquired the requisite qualifications to be registered and/or legally licensed to practice midwifery and use the title ‘midwife’; and who demonstrates competency in the practice of midwifery.
Midwives can provide
87% OF THE ESSENTIAL CARE needed for women and newborns.(WHO 2014)
Our world needs Midwives
The Midwives Work DVD premiered at the International Confederation of Midwives Congress in Durban South Africa in June 2011