Young Midwife Leaders

Supported by the Johnson and Johnson Foundation, the YML 2021-2023 programme is a part-time, online/in person, learning and professional development experience offered over two-years for 15 early-career midwives and 5 executive midwives from ICM's member associations. The programme aims to:

  1. Nurture the next generation of midwives by building young midwives’ skills, knowledge and confidence in leadership and advocacy.  
  2. Strengthen Midwives’ Associations globally.  
  3. Build a global community among young midwives to foster support and learning and create opportunities for research, innovation and advocacy.  
  4. Position and equip Young Midwife Leaders as advocates for the midwifery profession, as well as for sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality and human rights more broadly.  
  5. Empower young midwives to address some of the biggest global health challenges of today.

 

Partnership with Johnson & Johnson Foundation

In 2017, the Johnson & Johnson Foundation partnered with ICM to create the Young Midwife Leaders Program to provide selected young midwives with a unique opportunity to learn how to develop as leaders in their professional lives and the communities they work in. This two-year program empowers young midwives with leadership and advocacy competencies to enable them to become advocates for midwifery, maternal and newborn health, sexual and reproductive rights and gender equality around the globe.

Learn more about the YML Programme

  ➞ Access the YML Programme Information Booklet

2021-23 YML/EML Team


 Agnes Mwafulirwa


 Agnes Mwafulirwa a midwife educator who is passionate about teaching student midwives and…

Anitah Kusaasira


Kusaasira Anitah from Uganda registered midwife working with Mulago Specialized Women and…

Ashu Martha


Shu Martha is a Cameroonian, Registered Midwife and  blogger on Maternal and child health…

Asma Khatun


This is Asma Khatun,Goverment deployed  Midwife  of Benupur Union Sub Center, Gazipur,current…

Augustin Harushimana


Ugustin Harushimana is a Burundian, Midwife the founder and chairperson of The Midwife in…

Doreen Mwazani


I am Malawian registered nurse midwife working at kamuzu central hospital. Am passionate…

Edith Niber


Edith Niber is a Registered Ghanaian Midwife with the Tamale Teaching Hospital. She is positive…

Feri Anita Wijayanti


Feri Anita Wijayanti is a young and energetic midwife from Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia…

Fredrica Enyonam Hanson


I’m Fredrica Hanson a Ghanaian Registered Midwife, a qualified Registered Nurse and a Health…

Nakatudde  Hadijah


Nakatudde  Hadijah is a Ugandan ,Midwife Educator and Secretary National Midwives Association…

Hanifatur Rosyidah


Hanifatur Rosyidah is an Indonesian, a midwife with master's degree in Public Health from…

Jeffthanie Mathurin


Jeffthanie Mathurin is an Haitian,  
She’s a registered midwife and the communication…

Mahfuja Jhumu


My name Mahfuja Jhumu. I’m a registered midwife of Bangladesh and had been deployed in 2018.…

Oluwatoyin Akinlade


Oluwatoyin Akinlade, a registered and practising Nigerian Midwife who is passionate about…

Philip Chirwa


Philip Chirwa is a Lecturer at Chilubi Island College of Nursing and Midwifery and also…

Praise Dahunsi


Praise Dahunsi is a registered Nurse-Midwife in Nigeria with interests in advocacy and social…

Prasansa Budha Lama


Prasansa Budha Lama a Midwife Officer at Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital, and volunteering…

Rose-Cardelle B Riche


Rose-Cardelle B Riche is a Haitian. She is a registered midwife  and treasurer of the Association…

Sabita Khadka


My name is Sabita Khadka, from Nepal. I am very first batch of registered midwife and working…

Zakia Abdallahi


Zakia’s project focuses on advocating for respectful maternity care for midwives in Somalia.…

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