31st International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress
The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Triennial Congress takes place in Toronto, Canada 18 - 22 of June 2017.
In 2017, two years after the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDG) have come to a close, major improvements in maternal health and reductions in newborn mortality and morbidity have been made. But there is much evidence to show that both midwifery personnel and services remain unequally distributed between countries as well as within countries. The ICM 31st Triennial Congress will present a new agenda and challenges, beyond the MDGs, for governments, health ministers, policy makers and local champions - but most of all for front line midwifery service providers and ICM partners who are committed to strengthening midwifery around the world.
The host group, the Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM), has been meeting over the past triennium and their undoubted commitment to making Toronto 2017 a huge success is highly commendable, as is their infectious and energetic enthusiasm.
The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) supports, represents and works to strengthen professional associations of midwives throughout the world. There are currently 116 Midwives Associations, representing 102 countries across every continent. ICM is organised into four regions: Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. Together these associations represent more than 300,000 midwives globally.