31st International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Triennial Congress


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 triennial congress represents and works to strengthen professional associations of midwives throughout the world, and provides an educationally robust scientific programme as well as an opportunity to meet colleagues from different parts of the world. 

Toronto, Canada
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), maternal health, maternal and newborn outcomes, maternal and newborn mortality, maternal and newborn health, midwifery, midwives, frontline health workers (FHW)