International Confederation of Midwives, Hague, Netherlands

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International Confederation of Midwives, Hague, Netherlands
Street address: Laan van Meerdervoort 70 2517 AN
City: The Hague
Country: Netherlands
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Location coordinates: 52° 4' 51" N, 4° 18' 48" E
Contact number: +31 (0)70 3060520
Contact email:
Target: Women
Organization type: Women's network (network/coalition of people or organizations)
Sectors: Health, Reproductive Health, Reproductive Rights, Single Mothers, Teen Pregnancy/Mothers
Year founded/registered: 1919


The International Confederation of Midwives supports, represents and works to strengthen professional associations of midwives on a global basis. At present ICM has 105 Member Associations in 93 countries. The ICM works with midwives and midwifery associations globally to secure women’s right and access to midwifery care before, during and after childbirth.

We have worked alongside UN agencies and other partners for decades in global initiatives to help reduce the numbers of mothers and babies who die in and around childbirth, and evidence is growing that shows expanding midwifery care is one of the best ways to combat maternal mortality. The drive for safer motherhood continues to gain strength as more women worldwide achieve access to midwifery care.


ICM envisions a world where every childbearing woman has access to a midwife's care for herself and her newborn. We work to strengthen member associations and to advance the profession of midwifery globally by promoting autonomous midwives as the most appropriate caregivers for childbearing women and in keeping birth normal. The purpose of our work is to enhance the reproductive health of women, the health of their newborn and their families.

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