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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Netherlands

Koninklijke Nederlandse Organisatie van Verloskundigen

The Royal Dutch Organisation of Midwives (KNOV) was founded in 1889 and is an independent democratic organisation of 3300 midwives that represents most Dutch midwives in the Netherlands. The organisation advocates for midwives in the broadest sense of the wrod, is responsible for the registration of midwives and develops national midwifery guidelines.

More information about the unique midwifery system in the Netherlands with its free choice of home birth can be found using the following link http://www.knov.nl/voor-verloskundigen/internationaal/midwifery-in-the-netherlands/

Address

Mercatorlaan 1200

Postbus 2001

3500 GA Utrecht
Netherlands

Phone +31 30 282 31 20 Fax+31 30 282 31 01 Email info@knov.nl fcadee@knov.nl www.knov.nl
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Sharp Decline in Infant Mortality Continues
Sharp Decline in Infant Mortality Continues
9 April 2014

The infant mortality rate is decreasing, which is a sign of positive development. 

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Dinner for Safe Motherhood on International Women's Day
Dinner for Safe Motherhood on International Women's Day
11 March 2014

ICM Chief Executive Frances Ganges attended the fundraising dinner of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood on the International Women's Day. 

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ICM is developing a new Framework
ICM is developing a new Framework
20 December 2013

A group of experts gathered in The Hague in the past two days to provide feedback and input into a new document ICM is developing. 

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European Midwives Association Conference
European Midwives Association Conference
16 December 2013

The EMA Education conference was held in Maastricht, The Netherlands on 28/29th of November 2013. 

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Introducing ICM to Midwifery Students
Introducing ICM to Midwifery Students
1 November 2013

ICM on panel of experts for project proposals from Helping Babies Breathe to postpartum neonatal examination and family planning in Aruba. 

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Workshop on Education
Workshop on Education
17 June 2013

Final Update: workshop with Joyce Thompson at ICM headquarters on Global Standards for Midwifery Education sharing best practices and ways of…

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Event on cooperation between stakeholders in birth care
Event on cooperation between stakeholders in birth care
15 May 2013

Two of ICM's Technical Midwife Adviser attended the Network Birthcare Northwest Netherlands meeting on Tuesday 14th of May.

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A warm welcome to ICM Interim Secretary General Judi Brown
A warm welcome to ICM Interim Secretary General Judi Brown
2 April 2013

Please join the ICM Board and staff in welcoming Judi who is looking forward to working with you all.

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Farewell and sincere thanks to ICM Secretary General Agneta Bridges
Farewell and sincere thanks to ICM Secretary General Agneta Bridges
28 February 2013

Agneta has made a significant contribution to building ICM. 

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See the DVD: Midwives Work
See the DVD: Midwives Work
8 February 2013

Midwives, obstetricians, activists and policy makers from countries across the world are encouraged to use this DVD

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Reducing childbirth death rate through professional cooperation
Reducing childbirth death rate through professional cooperation
12 December 2012

KNOV has developed a “twin2twin-guide,” based on shared experience with its sister organisation in Sierra Leone.

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29th - 30th November 2013

Maastricht, Netherlands

4th EMA (European Midwives Association) Educational Conference

The Conference is on 29-30th November 2013 and the theme is Profiling Midwifery Education by Leadership & Science. For more information please visit the EMA website. See the detail on the conference here

1st - 12th June 2015

Netherlands

Introduction to the Dutch midwifery system

The Royal Dutch Organisation of Midwives (KNOV) offers certified midwives from abroad an introduction to the Dutch Midwifery system. The program has the capacity to place approximately eight midwives yearly for a two week period. The next programme will take place form the 1st - 12th June 2015. Application is possible is until 31st December ’14. The program plus the criteria for application are described below. 

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