ICM has grown from a small group of Midwives Associations in Western Europe to a major Confederation with more than 116 autonomous associations from countries all over the world. By strengthening member associations, ICM advances the profession of midwifery globally promoting autonomous midwives as the most appropriate caregivers for childbearing women.
Midwives Association of Guyana
The Midwives Association of Guyana was established in May 2010 as a sub-association of the Guyana Nurses Association which is a non-governmental organization registered under the Co-op, Thrift and Credit Society.
Motto: “Midwives: making a difference in the lives of women, children, families and communities”
Aim: Advance education in midwifery through continuous training, the use of information and technology, safe practices and professional care to all mothers, babies and the family.
Current status: With a steady growing membership and focal points in most regions, the association is active, has its own constitution, governing body and financial account. It takes the lead in facilitating Continuing Education for midwives in the country. In 2012, it became a member of ICM.
Priority areas: Continuing Education; finalization of Scope of Practice; Curriculum Revision to ensure concurrence with global standards; strengthening morale, advocacy and policy dialogue for midwives and midwifery.
178 Charlotte & Alexander Streets, Lacytown
14 February 2013
The Midwives Association of Guyana is the newest member of ICM.