DR. ROA ALTAWELI

Consultant Midwife - Director of Midwifery Department - MOH - Riyadh

Dr. Roa Altaweli, Consultant Midwife, Director of Midwifery Department, MOH, Riyadh

Dr. Roa Altaweli is the first midwife from Saudi Arabia to obtain a PhD in Midwifery. She is a registered consultant midwife, holding a BSc in Nursing from King Abdulaziz University and Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery from Bahrain.

She was appointed as a midwife at National Guard hospital in Jeddah and then a teaching assistant at Dar Al Hekma University in Jeddah.

She persuade a more academic route by achieving a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Practice of Midwifery from Kings College London, MSc in Midwifery and PhD in Midwifery from City University London.

Dr. Roa worked at East Jeddah Hospital as Clinical Nursing Director then a midwifery consultant. Currently, she works as the director of midwifery department at the General Department of Nursing Affairs in the Ministry of Health.

Dr. Roa is the president of the Saudi Midwifery Association and an ICM board member for the Eastern Mediterranean region.

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