One of the goals of this project is to facilitate exchanges between midwives from the four target countries (Benin, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania), creating opportunities to discuss best practices, to learn from each other’s contexts and to stimulate ideas for innovative change.

Formation sur les soins obstétricaux néonatals d’urgence - RDC


DRC: New Emergency Skills Training

A new training in Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (BEmONC) has been developed by midwives for midwives in the Democratic Republic of Congo. READ MORE >>>

Ethiopia: Gender Equality & Social Inclusion

This 4‑day workshop provided participants with the opportunity for professional development and learning, connecting principles around gender equality with the concept of Respectful Maternity Care. READ MORE >>>


Benin: Celebrating International Day of the Midwife

May 5th capped four days of activities to increase public awareness about midwives, and scientific education days for midwives. READ MORE >>>

Tanzania: Clement’s Story

Clement is the sole midwife working at the Makao Dispensary in a village in the Serengeti National Park. READ MORE >>>

clement in class

Ethiopia: Midwives helping Midwives

Over the last 20 years, Ethiopia has made concerted efforts to improve maternal and child health in collaboration with local and international development partners. READ MORE >>>

Benin: Interview with Cindy Hénault

Cindy discusses MSL project details, the Benin context, and how Canadian midwives can help. READ MORE >>>


MSL is a Cuso International‑led collaboration between:
Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM)
Local midwifery associations in Benin, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania
It is funded by the government of Canada


Parliamentary Reception

Parliamentarians, midwives and members of the Canadian public gather to celebrate International Day of the Midwife. READ MORE >>>

Montreal: À chaque maman, son bébé. À chaque bébé, sa maman

Raymonde Gagnon, Ambrocckha Kabeya (SCOSAF), Sylvie Saunier et Caroline Tessier (Cuso)

Guest of honour at this DRC midwifery event in Montreal was Ambrocckha Kabeya, male midwife and President of the Congolese Society for Midwifery Practice (SCOSAF). READ MORE >>>