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.

Advocacy

Midwives’lamp for Mothers

Midwives’lamp for Mothers - 12th Oct.2010- 5th May.2011.

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.

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Young Leaders Development Program

The SOMI Young Leaders Development Program ( YLDP). 3-8 June 2013, MyTRI,Peddapur

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.

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North East tour

North East tour – strengthening of SOMI- 24 & 25 June 2013

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.

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National Consultation

A National Consultation on the urgent need for midwives in India- May 05.2015

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.

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ANMs’ National Convention

ANMs’ National Convention- 10-12 July, 2015, Talkatora Stadium , New Delhi

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 )

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Memberships

Here, there and everywhere... what we've been doing

Institutions as Members
Institutions as Members

Any institution within India involved in specialized training or research in midwifery or maternal health related issues may be members. Every institution that is a member shall have two free full memberships.

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Associate Members
Associate Members

The Duchess took her choice, and was gone in a moment. 'Let's go on with the game,' the Queen said to Alice; and Alice was too much frightened to say a word, but slowly followed her back to the croquet-ground.

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Full Members
Full Members

Any person who is a qualified midwife is eligible to be a Full member. This category of membership includes all Registered Midwives including Auxiliary Nurse Midwives.They should posses RM certificate...

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Any applicant wishing to join SOMI will have to fill and submit the membership form along with the fee applied to him/her.

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