Halima Akter is President of the Bangladesh Midwifery Society and has been since 2010. She is a founding member of the society, and holds a Masters’ in Sexual and Reproductive Health from Dalarna University, Sweden. Halima was part of the first batch of nurse-midwives to receive a Certificate in Midwifery. As well as her Presidential duties, she also works as a midwife lecturer in Dhaka Nursing College.