Society of Midwives-India (SOMI), established in the year 2000, is a 10 yr old registered organization with a mission to strengthen midwifery, enable midwives and achieve safe motherhood.
SOMI advocates for a maternity care that is ‘Safe, Skilled and Sensitive’ to women.
The SOMI Lamp for Safe Motherhood (Midwives’lamp for Mothers) was conceptualized as a traditional lamp with the SOMI LOGO standing on it. The logo symbolized the close link between the terms motherhood and midwifery. Women need midwives, and midwives are themselves women.Read More
The SOMI Young Leaders Development Program was held from 3rd-8th June 2013 at MyTRI, Peddapoor, Medak dist., Andhra Pradesh. The leadership program was aimed to discover and develop a new generation of midwifery leaders from the Government sector to continue the work of SOMI to achieve its Mission to bring down maternal and newborn mortality; enable midwives to provide high quality care to mothers and babies; and build a strong cadre of midwives in India.Read More
In order to strengthen SOMI in the states of the North East Region and to conduct workshops as part of dissemination of the YLDP program, the executives of SOMI along with Dr.Prakasamma visited Meghalaya on 24th and 25th June 2013 and addressed the students and faculty of College of Nursing, NEIGRIHMS in Shillong.Read More
A National Consultation on the urgent need for midwives in India was organized by Society for Midwives, India (SOMI) on 5th May 2015 at New Delhi to focus on strengthening midwives in the periphery and institutions. Midwives from different parts of India participated first ever consultation.
Midwives cater to the needs of women and their babies at the most vulnerable periods in their lives.Read More
1500 ANMs and Facilitators from all over the Country converged at Talkatora Indoor Stadium, Delhi from 10-12 July, 2015 for the ANMs' National Convention, a first of its kind, to discuss their issues related to career, performance and welfare.
The Convention was organised by ANSWERS (Academy for Nursing Studies and Women’s Empowerment Research Studies) in partnership with the Society of Midwives, India ( SOMI), National Alliance for Maternal Health & Human Rights(NAMHHR) and Human Rights & Law Network (HRLN )Read More
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