Midwives Associations

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. 

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Japanese Nursing Association, Midwives' Division

Japanese Nursing Association (JNA) is a nationwide and the largest healthcare professional organization in Japan, which advocates nurses including midwives.  JNA was established in 1946 and its membership is on voluntary basis.  Our three missions are (1) improving nursing quality based on nursing expertise rooted in education and self-learning, (2) promoting to create the environment in which nurses are able to continue working peacefully throughout their life, and (3) developing and expanding nursing areas to meet people’s needs.

For midwifery, based on these missions, we work to provide midwifery care to all pregnant and postpartum women and newborns.


5-8-2 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku
150-0001 Tokyo

Phone +81 3 5778 8559 Fax+81 3 5778 8478 Email intl@nurse.or.jp kenkoseisaku@nurse.or.jp www.nurse.or.jp/jna/english
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News from Member JNA
News from Member JNA
5 September 2014

ICM Member the Japanese Nursing Association JNA shares its news update with the ICM community. Find more member news on the dedicated page.

JNA News Release
JNA News Release
2 May 2014

Read the latest news from the Japanese Nursing Association (JNA).

Midwifery in Japan
Midwifery in Japan
10 April 2014

Japanese Nursing Association published a report about the state of midwifery in Japan.

20th - 22nd July 2015

Yokohama, Japan

ICM Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2015

Congress Theme: Midwifery care for every mother and their newborn

Abstract Submission for ICM APRC 2015: July 16, 2014 - December 24, 2014

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