The World Association of Perinatal Medicine (WAPM) was established and registered as a non-profit making association. The purpose of the Association is to bring together groups and individuals in a World organization in order to promote the science of perinatal medicine for the benefit of the public, in particular by:
a) promoting and disseminating the study, research and knowledge of all aspects of perinatal medicine, in order to attain a higher level of physical and mental health for women, mothers, and their fetal patients and children by improving the quality and provision of perinatal care throughout the world;
b) contributing to the improvement of teaching standards in the profession;
c) proposing guidelines for auditing, evaluation, and clinical care in perinatal medicine;
d) fostering collaboration between the various disciplines interested in perinatal care as well as friendship between individuals from different countries.