The Association of Malawian Midwives
AMAMI works in a broad range of areas to support the continuous improvement of the midwifery profession in Malawi.
Annual meeting: AMAMI provides an annual forum for members to come together, share knowledge, and discuss issues of concern to improve the midwifery profession. The goal is to promote midwifery research, education and practice standards and provide midwives with the necessary support to promote the profession and improve midwifery care for women, mothers, and their newborns.
Strengthening midwifery connections at the district, zone and national levels through arranging meetings and organizing international and inter-regional visits between and among AMAMI members.
Midwifery care and quality improvement: Building capacity of midwives through publishing periodic newsletters and pamphlets, organizing in-service education, seminars and workshops at the health unit, district, regional or national levels. Encourage incorporation of safe motherhood concepts in the midwifery curriculum.
Lobbying and Advocacy: AMAMI lobbies government at various levels to improve the working conditions and welfare of midwives and improve resource allocation to maternity units to improve maternal and neonatal health.
Research: AMAMI encourages midwives to conduct midwifery research and provide care on evidence-based practice.
Task Forces: Currently AMAMI, in collaboration with other key stakeholders, has set up a task force to develop a Midwifery Strategy for Malawi. Working with NMCM in development of direct entry into midwifery aligning the syllabus to global standards for midwifery education and including essential competencies for basic midwifery practice.