Petra ten Hoope-Bender

Petra ten Hoope-Bender is Director of RMNCH at ICS Integrare. She is a midwife and executive manager with a health professional and business administration background and 20 years of experience in independent midwifery and the management and development of organisations and public-private partnerships in the international health arena. Petra is the former Interim Director of the Partnership for MNCH (PMNCH), and the Secretary General of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM). Petra also served as the Co-Chair of the Inter-Agency Group on Safe Motherhood, the predecessor to the PMNCH, and was one of the key managers of the transition from Safe Motherhood to Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.