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ICM Regional Conference Africa and Eastern Mediterranean

Midwives360: Associations for a changing world

24 September 2024 — 26 September 2024
Kigali, Rwanda
English, French
Hosted By: ICM

Join us at the ICM 2024 Regional Conferences!  

This year ICM will be hosting two regional conferences specially tailored for midwives seeking to enhance their skills beyond clinical practice, to build a successful midwife association. We’ll focus on important topics like leadership, finances, advocacy, and more. 

The Africa and Eastern Mediterranean conference will bring together in Rwanda midwives and stakeholders from the region. Our goal is to create a supportive and adaptable community in today’s ever-changing world. 

So why “Midwives360”? It symbolizes our approach to midwifery from every angle – a complete circle. This conference aims to break down borders, fostering collaboration, innovation, and shared learning among midwives. We believe in addressing the 360-degree spectrum of challenges and opportunities that midwifery presents. Expect an engaging exploration of various dimensions of midwifery. 

Key topics include using data for global advocacy, strengthening leadership, amplifying the impact of midwives’ associations, and exploring models of midwife-led care. We’ll also discuss supporting women in humanitarian crises, advocating for increased investment in midwives’ associations, and strategizing to reduce global maternal mortality. 

Our interactive formats, workshops, and networking events, ensure diverse participation and actionable outcomes.

Workshops

ICM’s regional conferences will offer a series of workshops over three days. Day One and Day Two will focus on workshops that engage midwives to build their organisations – be these national midwives’ associations, regional and local branches, or student organisations. Each day will feature three blocks of workshops, which will be repeated to ensure that delegates have the opportunity to attend all sessions. Additionally, poster presentation sessions will be held during the lunch breaks on these days.

 

Day Three will offer half- and full-day midwife practice skills workshops, covering a variety of topics, organised by ICM and its partners. The list of workshops will be regularly updated, so be sure to check back for new additions!

Approximately two to three weeks prior to the conferences, delegates who have paid their conference fees will receive an email prompting them to select the specific workshops they wish to attend. Please note that due to space limitations, registration for workshops will be mandatory.

Registration and Poster Abstracts

Registration and call for poster abstracts are open!