Board of Midwifery

Accredited Professional Organization (APO)

Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippines (IMAP)
Pinaglabanan corner Ejercito Streets
San Juan, Metro Manila
Tel No.:  727-5225
Fax:  724-4849
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 Midwives (NFFM).

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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