Midwifery Society of Nepal (MIDSON) is the national professional forum for midwives in Nepal, established under the Society Registration Act 1978 (2034) on February 2010 and registered under Social Welfare Act 1993 (2049) on March 2010. In addition, it is the member of the safe motherhood network federation July 27 2010. It consists of 11 nurse midwife from different organization to form member executive body. It is instituted to strengthen midwifery services and advocate and lobby midwives voices in improving maternal and neonatal health in the country, especially in rural and hard to reach areas.
Midwives bring traditional loving care with modern knowledge and skills to serve mothers and newborns and save lives'.
Dignified professionalism and solidarity ensures healthy societal practice in saving the lives of mothers and their newborns.
Every childbearing Nepalese woman and their families accessing individualised woman- and family-centred, cost-effective, evidence based quality midwifery care and services in Nepal.
To contribute to the reduction of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in Nepal by providing skilled compassionate care to women during the entire maternity and reproductive cycle
To contribute towards improvement of quality maternal and child health including reproductive health, ensuring women’s health by strengthening and standardisation of midwifery services in the country.
- To develop, promote and safeguard the professional rights of midwives to promote the health of women, children and families.
- To strive for the professional recognition nationally and internationally and strengthening high standard of midwifery service and profession.
- To work for ensuring availability, accessibility and utilisation of effective and quality reproductive health services.
MIDSON’s guiding principle is, 'The future of midwifery in Nepal is a shared responsibility of many stake holders'. The activities of the MIDSON are guided by the principles of woman centered care, primary health care principles (Ottawa Charter-Health Promotion), ethical and evidence based practice, collaboration and trusting relationships, innovation and best business practice.