Midwives: For a Better Tomorrow


Ethiopia Midwives Association (EMwA), in collaboration with the Federal Minister of Health (FMOH) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), recently conducted a nine day workshop under the theme: Midwives, for a Better Tomorrow. The workshop was held in Bishoftu, Ethiopia, from February 9-17, 2015.

The aim of the workshop was to develop the following three documents; 
- Standard Midwifery Clinical Care Implementation Guide, 
- Mentorship and Coaching (Participant Manual and Facilitator Guide),
- Respectful Maternal care and Partograph Use (Participant Manual and Facilitator Guide).


The workshop included 30 participants from the FMOH, UNFPA, EMwA chapter offices, and universities, who came together for the 9 day workshop to share their expertise and contribute towards the development of the three draft documents. 

The documents generated from the workshop will be presented to the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) for comment and approval before they are adopted nationally.