Midwives - Catalysing Transformation


Nurses and Midwives are the backbone of any healthcare system. They play an important role in the journey of birth and lives of individuals by the promotion of health, prevention and treatment of diseases and rehabilitation. Midwives have significantly contributed in the reduction of newborn, infant and maternal mortality and reduction of caesarean rates through their skilled care. A midwife is a person who has successfully completed a midwifery education programme that is duly recognized in the country where it is located and that is based on the ICM’s Essential Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice and the framework of the ICM Global Standards for Midwifery Education; who has acquired the requisite qualifications to be registered and/or legally licensed to practice midwifery and use the title ‘midwife’ & who demonstrates competency in the practice of midwifery. (International Confederation of Midwives, 2017).

How to cite this article:
Chhugani M. Midwives - Catalysing Transformation. Int J Nurs Midwif Res 2019; 6(4): 1-1.