We outline herebelow the key pillars of our strategy.



Every woman and every newborn to have quality midwifery care.



• To advocate for midwifery as an autonomous profession
• To strengthen the midwifery profession for quality care
• To promote midwifery as the standard of care for childbearing families.



1. To promote excellence, innovation and leadership in the care of childbearing women, the newborn and their families ;
2. To strive for the recognition, visibility and value of midwives as a critical member of a healthcare team ;
3. To advocate for policies, global standards, guidelines, competencies and tools for the midwifery profession in Kenya;
4. To provide continuous professional development for midwives in Kenya;
5. To create a network and cohersion of midwives in the country.



To represent midwives


Objective I - To become an autonomous profession

- To engage the Nursing Council to review the Nurses Act, to rename it to Nurses and Midwives Act
- To initiate and participate in the review of educational policies to include on the curricula the required competencies for the midwifery profession
- To develop standards of educational requirements for qualification of midwives
To lobby to have a nurses and midwifery department under the MoH.


OBJECTIVE II - To influence policies

- To introduce and present MAK to MoH
- To assess of “who is who” and “who does what” in MoH
- To introduce MAK in the different Counties (gov bodies)
To promote the modification of the name “community health nurses” to “nurse midwife”.


OBJECTIVE III - To support the development of guidelines

- To assess international guidelines and define which ones are to be adapted locally
- To promote meetings to discuss adaptability of those guidelines
To be involved and participate in meetings for development of guidelines.



To support high quality midwifery practice


Objective I - To promote the highest standards of midwifery education and research

- Assessment of the current offer to midwifery education (cost/ diploma/curricula)
- To introduce MAK to the different training institutions
- To be involved on the development of the curricula of midwifery education
- To provide avenue for research findings
- To provide trainings on how to conduct research
- To ensure that minimal standards are applyed on training
- To evaluate and monitor training institutions
- To provide position statements
- To develop a newsletter for members.


OBJECTIVE II - To build capacity for midwives

- To provide continuous development courses
- To provide online and e-learning courses
- To give certification to members
- To promote and provide soft skills development courses
Assessment on what courses already exist and which can be used.


OBJECTIVE III - To share, recognize and reward best practices

- Develop a Newsletter for midwives/midwifery
- To promote research
- To facilitate publishing opportunities
- Awards and Recognition
- To recognize of institutions
- To facilitate volunteer oportunities
- To promote exchange programs, national and international
- To promote and leverage the “Midwifery Week” activities.



To connect midwives


Objective I - To create opportunities for networking

- To organize the Annual Conference
- To facilitate volunteer opportunities
- To promote and deliver mentorship programs
- To create discussion groups
- To create student groups
- To create and promote forum and blogs
To organize other events.


OBJECTIVE II - To strengthen affiliations

- To introduce MAK to affiliates
- To regularly update membership
- To promote regular meetings to leverage the affilation
- To develop a Memorandum of Understanding.


OBJECTIVE III - To promote collaborations, national and internationally

- To assess present and prospective partnerships
- To formalize partnerships (MOU)
To promote exchange programs, national and international.