MIDWIFERY Leadership Conferences
Each November, FAHM organizes a conference for Haiti's Professional Midwives from all over the country to come to Port-au-Prince to work together to improve their practice environment, licensing and regulations, and gain leadership and public speaking skills in order to advance the profession of midwifery in Haiti. Conference training is provided by Haitian, Haitian Diaspora and Haiti-based specialists.
This year our 3rd annual Midwifery leadership conference is on gender based violence. November 25th is the International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women. We are honored to have SHOG (Societe Haitienne d’Obstetrique et de Gynecologie) and Monique Manigat (Haitian pychotherapist based in Haiti/ Billion Women Rising Ayiti). We thank our partners: AISFH (Haitian Midwifery Association), Every Mother Counts, Rona Jaffe Foundation, Global Heath Action, NYC Midwives.
November 9-11, 2017
Sponsored by Every Mother Counts and the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the 2017 Leadership Conference was a huge success. Thank you to our sponsors, and to CLE Centre Haitien du Leadership et de l’Excellence for making this conference the best it can be!
November 11-12, 2016
This was a wonderful weekend leadership workshop presented in collaboration with FAHM, L'Association Infirmière Sage Femme d'Haiti (AISFH), UNFPA and Institut National Superior de Formation Sage Femme (INSFSF). The midwives in Haiti are working on improving their practice environment, licensing and regulation and FAHM supported this conference to strengthen their leadership skills. Scaling up midwifery means better outcomes for women and babies! A special thank you to CLE (Centre Haitien du Leadership et de l’Excellence) for their participation (www.cle-haiti.org).