Working with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), ICM has set out to deliver a broad range of initiatives designed to further contribute to the professionalisation of midwifery globally and strengthen ICM’s member associations (MAs) both locally and regionally, focusing on advocacy, education, respectful maternity care and quality midwifery consulting services.
Quality Midwifery Education
Since education is an integral part of advancing midwifery globally, ICM developed the Midwifery Education Development Pathway (MPath), which provides a cohesive approach to program development and implementation. A comprehensive set of evidence-based resources developed for global use and local adaptation will increase the consistency of curriculum design, learning and teaching methodologies, teacher competence, assessment processes, practical and applied learning opportunities, midwifery competence development and quality assurance measurement. In this project, ICM adapted the training program to prepare teachers in competency-based education pedagogy to improve alignment with relevant global standards. This in turn has provided a solid foundation for further development of MPath and the development of an online course that targets support to programmes not yet meeting the global standard.
For more information on MPath, please contact the Programmes and Partnerships team, email@example.com.
Quality Midwifery Consultancy Services
As the technical expert on midwifery, ICM recognises the importance of quality service provision to its partners, stakeholders and members. In this project, ICM developed training modules and processes that midwives seeking to represent ICM as a consultant must undertake to ensure quality and consistency of practice, education and application.