The Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) works with partner associations and learning institutions to develop midwifery education curricula to increase the skills and competencies of pre and in-service midwives.

While the number of midwives continues to grow, there are many gaps in terms of available training resources needed to ensure quality midwifery care and adequate clinical experience.

CAM members with expertise in curriculum development and adaptation are working closely with Ministries of Health, with local midwifery association partners, with midwifery education programs and in consultation with the International Confederation of Midwives to review, evaluate, and update midwifery education curricula where it is a local priority to do so. CAM also collaborates on the development and adaptation of Emergency Obstetrical training for in-service midwives working at the primary and secondary health care level, to ensure that these skills are present where they are needed most.

Interview with Emergency Skills Instructors

Midwives Deborah Bonser and Ecstasy Danford Mlay share their experiences. >>>

Association Development, Tanzania

Improved Service Delivery for Safe Motherhood (ISDSM) Project

CAM partners with the Tanzania Registered Midwives Association (TAMA) to provide emergency obstetrical training to midwives in Tanzania through the Midwives Emergency Skills Training Program (MEST). Over the course of this project, a total of 300 midwives will receive training that is essential for the management of emergency situations. >>>

MEST, Tanzania

The International Confederation of Midwives

outlines global education standards to ensure midwives are fully qualified to provide high quality maternity care.