“Young Midwives in the Lead” Midwifery Symposium and Scholarships

14 May 2016 - 16 May 2016


Closed for applications. 

This symposium will bring together young midwife leaders from around the world to explore ways to strengthen and improve sexual and reproductive health, maternal health, and child health in line with the new Sustainable Development Goals

Organized by UNFPA, in collaboration with the International Confederation of Midwives, World Health Organization, H4+, Jhpiego, Johnson & Johnson, Amref Health Africa and others, the symposium will take place in the immediate lead-up to the 2016 Women Deliver Conference (16 to 19 May). 

Scholarships are available for committed young midwife leaders under the age of 35 who have demonstrated leadership potential in their profession, for example through strengthening and improving midwifery workforce policies, improving midwifery service delivery, or enhancing access to quality midwifery services in remote rural communities. Please see the scholarship document for information on selection criteria and how to apply.



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