Saturday, October 24, 2009

35th IMAP and 6th Johnson & Johnson (Philippines) Inc MLDP

Johnson & Johnson (Philippines) Inc. and the Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippines (IMAP) Inc. welcomed the participants of the 6th Johnson & Johnson Midwives Leadership Development Program (MLDP) as it was celebrated jointly with the 35th IMAP Annual Convention at the Crossroad 77 in Quezon City last October 15 to 17, 2009.

Twenty Four representatives from the different regions of the country graduated MLDP. They were presented before the gathering of some 2,000 of their fellow midwives from all over the Philippines.

On its sixth year, the convention aims to enhance the leadership skills of selected midwives and make them more effective in mobilizing their communities to work together for the improvement of the health and welfare of mothers and children.

Zinnia Rivera, Johnson & Johnson Philippines President and Managing Director noted that there is a recent study presented during the world congress of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics which revealed that more than two million babies and mother die worldwide every year from childbirth complications, outnumbering child deaths caused by HIV/AIDS and malaria.

IMAP President Pat Gomez stressed during her remarks at the recognition ceremony the importance of developing the leadership capabilities of the midwives.


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