Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippines (IMAP)
Pinaglabanan corner Ejercito Streets
San Juan, Metro Manila
Tel No.: 727-5225
Re-accredited: Res. No. 600 dated March 28, 2011
In 1947, a number of midwifery graduates from all over the country initiated
an alumni association to improve the midwifery profession. The organization,
known as the Philippine Midwifery Association (PHIMIDAS), was headed
by Atty. Angelina C. Ponce.
The PHIMIDAS held its first national convention in August 1961, an eventful
occasion that brought members of the Association together for the first
time. The event resulted to the formation of the National Federation of Filipino
The NFFM was formally registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission
on August 22, 1961. Headed by Mrs. Leoncia Chuatoco, it intended
to promote more progressive midwifery profession and better health services
to the nation.
The increase in membership of the PHIMIDAS and NFFM gave birth to the
integration of the two organizations. As a result, the Integrated Midwives
Association of the Philippines (IMAP), Inc. was accredited by the Professional
Regulation Commission on September 5, 1975 as the national organization
of registered midwives. The IMAP was formally registered with the
Securities and Exchange Commission on March 17, 1976.
The passage of the Philippine Midwifery Law in 1992 is one of the major
accomplishments of the IMAP. In 1994, IMAP started as an annual tradition
the awarding of the “Ten Outstanding Midwives of the Philippines” in cooperation
with the Johnson & Johnson Philippines.
In 1992, the Association launched the IMAP Inc. Scholarship Program to
benefit the poor but deserving children of bona fide IMAP members and the
IMAP, INC Birthing Center for the poor and underscored pregnant mothers.
The Association worked for the distance learning or open university program
of the Bachelor of Science in Community Health or Bachelor in Community
Health Service at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila and Trinity College,
Quezon City. The IMAP Foundation School of Midwifery was opened as
a pilot school for the three-year community-based midwifery curriculum in
Jaro, Iloilo City.
With the issuance by the Civil Service Commission of its Certificate of Accreditation
on July 7, 1997, the IMAP became a full-fledged training institution
for midwives on maternal and childcare. This created an opportunity for
government-employed midwives to enhance their knowledge and skills in
their work and to utilize the CSC accreditation for future placement
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