ICM Chief Executive Officer Dr Sally Pairman spoke at the International Nursing Congress on Innovative Avenues: Practice drives Education, Research and Policy in Jordan from 16 to 17 October 2018.
The Congress was convened by the Faculty of Nursing and WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Development at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), under the patronage of HRH Princess Muna Al-Hussein and was attended by 400 participants.
Sally’s keynote address focused on midwifery professionalism to support the efforts by midwives and other champions in Jordan, to strengthen midwifery autonomy, regulation and education. Sally also facilitated a midwifery roundtable to discuss strategies to address the challenges midwives are facing.
“It was heartening to see the ICM core documents at the centre of policy and to see the work being done to establish midwifery as a separate profession, including a midwifery professional association that can join ICM in the near future” stated CEO Dr Sally Pairman.