Webinar: Joining the International Childbirth Initiative (ICI): An Introduction for Facilities and National OB/GYN and Midwifery Societies

Recorded: 3rd February 2021

Language: English

This webinar introduces the International Childbirth Initiative and describes how national societies and individual health facilities can become part of the Initiative. The speakers review the 12 steps, the process for implementation at the facility level and formal recognition of sites, as well as the role of national societies in implementation.

ICI is a joint effort by FIGO and more than 20 partner organizations to apply a set of principles in a practical manner to close gaps in the provision of respectful maternity care and achieve consistent compliance with best practices in safe and respectful care. The ICI is seeking to achieve high participation on a global scale in 2021, with sites already enrolled in Canada, Brazil, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Turkey, and the United States. ICI’s partners include the International Confederation of Midwives, the International Pediatric Association, White Ribbon Alliance and International Motherbaby Childbirth Organization (IMBCO).


Dr André Lalonde, Executive Committee Co-Chair at ICI, Canada

Kathy Herschderfer, Executive Committee Director at ICI, Netherlands