As the professional organization of American nurse-midwives and certified midwives, ACNM and its Department of Global Outreach are uniquely positioned to lead efforts in strengthening the profession of midwives and other health care workers around the world. Since 1982, the American College of Nurse-Midwives has implemented projects and provided technical assistance in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eurasia. ACNM has received numerous grants and cooperative agreements from USAID, DHHS, private foundations and PVOs and has worked as a subcontractor on USAIDís global maternal health programs including MotherCare, PRIME II, MNH, ACCESS, ACCESS-FP and the Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative. By calling on the programmatic and technical expertise of its staff and membership, ACNM can provide support for the full range of clinical maternal and newborn health topics.
The following are areas of expertise:
ACNM emphasizes partnership and capacity building with both individuals and organizations and incorporates flexibility and creativity with evidence-based best practices. A systems approach which improves accountability is employed to support quality of care. Leadership from ACNM staff is initially provided while simultaneously strengthening the locus of control and ownership of projects within countries.
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