International Day of the Midwife on May 5th established International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) in 1992. There are records of a midwifes’ conference held in Berlin, Germany, in the year 1900, attended over 1000 midwives and orchestrated without telephones, computers, credit cards, aircrafts and other means of communication. A group of midwives from the Europe, mainly from Antwerp in Belgium, initiated in 1919 the formation of the International Confederation of Midwives / ICM /.
Today, ICM has more than 90 members from over 80 countries. International Day of the Midwife is to support the midwives of the world to celebrate midwifery as a profession through various forms of activities, to share examples of good practice in midwifery in order to improve people's health. In University Clinical Center Tuzla work 24 midwives, who daily assisting women during safe childbirth. Professionals in midwifery have a serious and difficult task, but educational institutions, governments and society as a whole are also responsible that competent professionals take the new framework of actions to improve the health of present and future generations. No health system can be beneficial if the importance of midwives is ignored.
The official logo of ICM is a circle that represents the midwives of the world, stylized figures of midwives, mothers and children. The dominant color is blue and has been used since 2000. Today, ICM has more than 90 members from over 80 countries. Each member gives delegates for administrative authorities, elects representatives from each region to small boards and participates in planning activities.
International congresses are held every third year dealing with regulatory, professional, scientific aspects of midwifery and activities of midwives. Regional meetings and conferences are held between congresses.