Saudi Arabia

National Coordinators

Dr. Roa Altaweli, PhD., MSc., BSc.

Consultant Midwife

Director of the Midwifery Department, Ministry of Health

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Chairperson of the Saudi Midwifery Group

ICM board member for the Eastern Mediterranean Region

Roa Altaweli is a Consultant Midwife from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Currently she is working as the Director of Midwifery Department at the Ministry of Health. Roa is a founding board member and the Chairperson of the Saudi midwifery group (SMG). She is an ICM board member representing the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Roa is holding a BSc in Nursing from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah. After obtaining a Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery from Bahrain, she was appointed as a midwife at the National Guard hospital in Jeddah and then a teaching assistant at Dar Al Hekma University in Jeddah. Roa pursued a more academic route by achieving a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Practice of Midwifery from Kings College London and MSc and PhD in Midwifery from City University London. She was the first midwife from Saudi Arabia to obtain a PhD in Midwifery. When she returned to Saudi Arabia, she worked as a part time Assistant Professor at King Abdulaziz University Jeddah at the Maternity and Child Nursing Department and then joined Ministry of Health (MOH) East Jeddah Hospital as Clinical Nursing Director for Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department. She participated in the opening of the OBGYNE services and opened the Midwife clinic in East Jeddah Hospital.

Dr. Haya Zedan

Assistant Professor of Primary Care

Department of Public Health

Vice Dean for Scientific Research and Graduate Studies

College of Health Sciences

Saudi Electronic University

Riyadh Saudi Arabia