What does investing in midwives mean on the ground?

The Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) believes that midwives play a unique and fundamental role in the provision of quality reproductive, maternal, and newborn health care. CAM works in partnership with other national midwifery associations to enable midwives to do life-saving work in countries around the world.  >>>

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Strengthening Midwifery Services, Phase 2

The Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) are collaborating, in partnership with South Sudan’s Ministry of Health, to implement the second phase of the Strengthening Midwifery Services in South Sudan (SMS II) project. South Sudan has among the world’s highest maternal, newborn and child mortality rates, due in part to the critical shortage of skilled health care providers. >>>

ETHIOPIA: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion

In March, Cuso International and the Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) organized a Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with a specific emphasis on Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) for in-service midwives from the four target countries of the Midwives Save Lives (MSL) project:  Ethiopia, Benin, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. >>>

Midwives from Benin, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia and Tanzania

TANZANIA: Improved Service Delivery for Safe Motherhood

CAM sat down with Jamie Robinson, Project Officer for CAM’s Global Program, to discuss her work on the launch of the second phase of the Improved Service Delivery for Safe Motherhood project. >>>

Lucy Mabada RM, Project Coordinator (right)
Opportunities for Midwives

Opportunities for Midwives

CAM seeks qualified midwives to support global projects.
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Canadian Association of Midwives

Working to ensure that everyone in Canada has access to midwifery care. >>>
These numbers show the progress of the Safe Motherhood Project in Tanzania
 
Project YEAR 1 (2013-14)
50midwives from 26 health facilities trained in Emergency Skills.
12retired midwives re-engaged.
24+community health workers linked with retired midwives.
Project YEAR 2 (2014-15)
200rural midwives trained in 4 districts
Promotion of referral processes and information sharing.
Work with re-engaged retired midwives and community health workers continues.
Project YEAR 3 (2015-16)
50midwives trained
14midwives trained as ES instructors
Planning for next phase of project in process.