Papua New Guinea: Midwifery Society celebrated International Day of Midwives
Papua New Guinea Midwifery Society is a registered professional body established in 2005. The Society’s main function is to support the professional development of its members in terms of regulation, education and association to promote maternal-newborn services. The society has been a member of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) since 2011.
The philosophy lies in the Society’s commitment to support national goals to develop adequate competent midwives to be deployed in all 89 health districts of PNG. The Society is committed to enhancing the skills and passion among midwives to provide comprehensive quality services for women and newborns, and promoting access to a safe supervised delivery. Sister Jennifer Pyakalyia is the President of the Society and has worked tirelessly to keep her members motivated and enthusiastic about midwifery issues.
During the 2018 International Day of Midwives, the PNG Midwifery Society held a national symposium to celebrate the occasion. More than 200 midwives came from provinces to share the universal theme of “Midwives leading the way quality care” through presentations, discussions and networking. The symposium was officially addressed by the Minister of Health, Hon, Sir Puke Temu whose words of encouragement uplifted the morale of the midwives.