Back 21 November 2016

Sponsorship opportunity: Safe Motherhood and Development Fund

The Safe Motherhood Fund was initiated to enable ICM to support midwives to attend ICM activities such as the meeting of the International Council and the Congress. The purpose is to support individual midwives who are unable to fund themselves, to participate in education and other professional development activities to enhance the competencies of midwives and/or their involvement in midwifery activities that promote Safe Motherhood.

To qualify for sponsorship, priority is given to midwives who have leadership potential, are able to transform information into action and demonstrate commitment to the aims of the Confederation. In the case of sponsorship to a Congress, having an accepted abstract for presentation during congress or being appointed as an ICM Council delegate (by their ICM Full Member Association) is an added advantage.

Applicants need not be members of an ICM Member Association. Midwives can be nominated by ICM Member Associations, or by ICM collaborative partners. Final decisions on those awarded a sponsorship are made by the ICM Board.

In principle, no midwife should receive support from the fund to attend more than one consecutive ICM Congress or Workshop.

The sponsorship may cover all or part of the following costs:

- Travel from home to venue and back at economy rates

- Meals and (Shared) Accommodation for the required length of stay

- Other expenses such as Congress registration fee, visa and inoculations.


Call to action:
All member associations are requested to inform their members that sponsorship requests can now be submitted, and to raise funds for the programme, if possible.

To download the application form please click HERE

Please submit completed application forms with a copy of the CV to by Friday, 2 December 2016.

This fund is supported by donors including individuals, member associations and other organisations. If you or your organisation would like to contribute to the fund, then please email your intention to 

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