The Ethio-Canada MNCH Project is working in building the capacity of midwives
The Ethio-Canada MNCH has assisted 46 government owned midwifery teaching institutions through a four month course composed of pedagogical, innovative simulation based workshops, practical clinical attachments and mini research projects that have proven to build the capacity of midwife instructors.This year also the graduation of Senior midwife tutor training (SMTTP) is held on the 26th of May 2016 at Enbelta Hotel in Addis Ababa.
more than 250 health professional have been trained by the project in different topics which have a great impact on improving maternal and child health services. BEmONC, Helping Babies Breath, Helping Babies Survive, and health management information system evidence based quality improvement are the need based trainings provided in collaboration with the local government supports in Addis, Oromia and the Ethiopian Midwives Association. In addition the project is involved in an onsite post training mentorship and donations of basic medical supplies to the Fiche Zonal Hospital and different simulation dolls to all the midwifery teaching institutions throughout the country. The project is also working in strengthening the Ethiopian Midwives Association communications and research areas to advocate professionalism in the Midwifery arena.
The Ethio-Canada MNCH Project is a Global Affairs Canada-funded collaboration of Canadian and Ethiopian partners to support skills of midwives and other health professionals. This is made real through increasing access to skilled birth attendants among expectant mothers by focusing on improving education/pedagogical and clinical skills of midwifery educators/tutors; by improving competencies to effectively improve the quality of MNCH services from community to tertiary levels of care,and enhancing institutional support of sustainable and gender Sensitive MNCH services. The project is working in two defined catchment areas namely the catchments of St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College and North Shoa zone for the referral system, and at a national scope for midwifery training.