ICM launches Strategic Plan for 2021-2023 outlining priorities for midwifery

on 08 February 2021

The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) has launched their Strategic Plan for 2021-2023 which highlights their priorities for the next three years to develop midwifery practice.

The Strategic Plan 2021-2023 was created following consultations from key partners and donors, including 143 Midwives’ Associations and the 1 million midwives they represent.

Following on from the consultation process, the ICM outlined three key priorities for the next three years:

  • Drive innovation and sustainability for the future of midwifery
  • Develop, strengthen, and support the rollout of a new professional framework for midwifery
  • Foster a movement for midwifery, enabling and strengthening partnerships, advocacy, and communications for midwifery, with women’s voices at the centre.

ICM President Franka Cadée said: “We see this plan as fundamental in our efforts to generate sustainable change toward a world where every mother and newborn across the world receives quality sexual and reproductive health care from a midwife, operating as autonomous professionals in an enabling environment.

“With the timeline of the Sustainable Development Goals just a decade away, there’s never been a more crucial time to come together and invest in our future and in midwives and their life-saving work. This Strategy positions ICM as a convener of this global effort as well as an expert in creating, advising, influencing, and enabling the profession of midwifery.”

The Strategic Plan 2021-2023 was launched 28 January 2021 and can be found here.