CAM Global’s newest project to help build the Haitian government’s capacity to train, recruit, hire and support midwives has started. Its name is Saj Fanm Pou Fanm which is Creole for “midwives for women”.
The five-year project is funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and led by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The aim is to reduce maternal and infant mortality by improving women and girls’ sexual and reproductive health by strengthening the role of midwifery.
Project Officer, Veronique Plouffe, joined the CAM Global team in July. She will be staying in Port‑au‑Prince for three months during the fall to strengthen ties with CAM’s local partner, the Association des infirmières sages-femmes d’Haïti (AISFH) and to assist with the implementation of the project. One consultant from Quebec has been working on reviewing draft legislation and others will be recruited to travel to Haiti later this autumn.