The competencies were updated in 2018 and initially released in their new format in mid-October 2018. We removed them again from the website to make further minor edits at the request of some midwives.
Here, at last, is the final document, published January 2019. The labour and birth icon now shows the woman in a more upright birthing position. The midwife’s autonomy and role in managing emergencies is also more strongly emphasised.
Please delete any previous version and help us to disseminate this final updated set of competencies by sending them out to your members and to midwifery schools and maternity facilities in your countries.
Below are the Essential Competencies and the posters in English, French and Spanish.
Click on the pictures to be directed to the relevant PDFs.