"The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) supports, represents and works to strengthen professional associations of midwives throughout the world. There are currently 142 Members Associations, representing 123 countries across every continent. ICM is organized in six regions:
Franka Cadée is an expert on Midwifery and advisor on international maternal health, with over 30 years of strategy and policy developments, advocacy, leadership, project management and partnership. She is the current International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) President.
With her anthropological and midwifery background, Franka has lived and worked across a range of differently resourced countries and is well aware of the realities of midwifery practice in various cultural contexts. She is a strong proponent of humanized midwifery care and encourages midwives towards respectful care and a human rights based approach.
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People, places and things mentioned on the podcast:
2020 ICM Conference
Canada Twinning program
World Health Organization (WHO)
United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA)
Associations that belong to the ICM
WHO Cesarean section recommendations
Midwives' Voices, Midwives' Realities
The Lancet Series on Midwifery