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.