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Dr. Roa Altaweli, Chairperson

Roa Altaweli is a Saudi Arabian registered Consultant Midwife from Jeddah, holding a BSc in Nursing from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah. After obtaining a Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery from Bahrain, she was appointed as a midwife at the National Guard hospital in Jeddah and then a teaching assistant at Dar Al Hekma University in Jeddah. Roa pursued a more academic route by achieving a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Practice of Midwifery from Kings College London and MSc and PhD in Midwifery from City University London. She was the first midwife from Saudi Arabia to obtain a PhD in Midwifery. When she returned to Saudi Arabia, she worked as a part time Assistant Professor at King Abdulaziz University Jeddah at the Maternity and Child Nursing Department and then joined Ministry of Health (MOH) East Jeddah Hospital as Clinical Nursing Director for Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department. She participated in the opening of the OBGYNE services and opened the Midwife clinic in East Jeddah Hospital.


Roa is a founding board member and the Chairperson of the Saudi midwifery group (SMG) that was established in August 2015. Currently she is working as the Director of Midwifery Department at the Ministry of Health. 


Samia Alzahrani, Vice Chairperson

Samia faris alzahrani 

Senior Specialist Midwifery MSc in Midwifery from King saud University

Supervisor of performance development of midwives in ministry of health,Member of the Board of Directors of Alumni Association in Saudi commission health specialties .

Project manager for guidebook of midwifery in ministry of health Examiner  in evaluation of midwifery in saudi commission health specialties.

Acertified item author as Saudi commission for health specialties standards.

Ibtesam Jahlan, Treasurer

Houda Hammami,  Secretory General

Houda Hammami is a Tunisian registered Midwife, graduated from ESSTSM University in Monastir-Tunisia on 2011. She was appointed as a midwife at the university hospital Fattouma Bourguiba in Monastir where the midwife led the care of the mother and baby. After she join to Saudi British Hospital and Kingdom Hospital as senior midwife. Currently she join King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz University Hospital (KAAUH) as a Team Leader Midwife and the responsible for the midwife trainee education program in Princess Nora University (PNU) in Riyadh.

Member of breastfeeding committee as instructor and part of Mother-Baby-friendly Hospital Initiativeand also Amani Childbirth Educator & Doula.

Houda is currently the general secretary of Saudi Midwifery Group (SMG) that was established in August 2015.

Taghreed Hawsawi, Head of Scientific Committee
Hanan Alzahrani, Head of Media and Public Relations

Senior specialist midwifery MSc in midwifery from RMIT in Australia 🇦🇺 

Working at king Saud University-Nursing College, Member at Maternity department 

Educator of natural birth (antenatal classes)

BreastFeeding Instructor

Certified Advanced life Support in Obstetrics. (ALSO)

Members at Saudi Midwifery Group from 2016 

Speaker in the international day of Maternity (Tabuk2017)

Has been the head of Academic 2016-2017committee (college of Nursing- KSU)

getting medal of golden Key from Saudi Arabian cultural mission in Australia 2013

Diploma in quality management 

Volunteer to teach Arabic language and Quran in Melbourne AUS 2012-2013

Working at King Saud Medical City in Maternity Hospital from 2009-2010

Working at King Saud Medical City Hospital (infection control unit) for 3 Months

Chinees language course from KSU 2019

Award of Hadeeth & Sunnah SACM 

AUS 2013


Working at Medical sciences Applied college  Head of infection control unit for 4 months 2017

Fatimaezzahra Aaynealhayat, International Relations Coordinator

Fatimaezzahra is a senior midwife with more than 14 years’ experience in Midwifery. Completed her Diploma in Midwifery in Morocco in 2005.  Then worked in a Birth Center in Morocco, where the midwife led the care of the mother and baby.

Skills included are Advanced life Support instructor, known as the ALSO course. Trained as a Breastfeeding Instructor under the 10 steps For Successful Breastfeeding, and is also an Amani Childbirth Educator & Doula.

Joined the Saudi Midwifery Group (SMG) in 2018, was then elected as the International Media Co- Coordinator for SMG in November 2018.

Fatimaezzahra is currently part of a management team, and advisory committee at Physio-natal Center, Riyadh, here women are provided with family centered midwifery care. Fatima is very proud to be part of this; it has always been her dream.


Prof. Lesley Page

Prof. Christine McCourt

Sub-Members of Scientific Committee

  Arona Ahmed       Celine Eves

Gillian Sedgewick               Mada Awam         Patti Paine         

Branch of SSOG

Previous Members الاعضاء السابقين

Aisha Al Hajjar                       International Relations Coordinator     2015-2018

Elizabeth Clarke                   Secretary General                                     2015-2016

Gillian Sedgewick                 Secretary General                                     2016-2017

Manal Felmban                      Head of Media and Public Relations    2015-2016

Shirley Naidoo                      Treasurer                                                     2015-2017

Sara Shamahm                     Scientific Sub-Committee Member       2015-2017

Franka Cadée                        International Advisory Board Member  2015-2017

Christina Sora                       Scientific Sub-Committee Member       2015-2017

Dr. Ahlam Alzahrani              Chairperson                                                2015-2017

Annemiek van der Kraan     Scientific Sub-Committee Member      2015- 2019