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Community Midwifery Education Program in Paktika

Community Midwifery Education Program in Paktika

 

Despite the efforts made so far, challenges still remain. Maternal and infant mortality is still one of the highest in the world. One of the main challenges of health sector in the country is lack of qualified female health workers, especially in rural area. Paktika province is the neediest province that have the minimum number of midwives comparing with other provinces around the country.

 

According to the need assessment conducted by Provincial Health Directorate of Paktika, in coordination with BPHS implementers of the province has identified and approved in PHCC the needs for training of 30 community midwives. These positions are either vacant, filled by non-resident midwives, or in risk of staff turnover due to different reasons. As per the deployment list received from Paktika PHD to UNICEF, there is 30 MWs needed to be trained by AADA (with financial support from UNICEF), and deployed in the remote HFs of Paktika.

 

Overall objective of the midwifery education program is to contribute to reduction of maternal and newborn mortality through training of competent midwives and their deployment in rural areas of the target provinces. The training modules are focusing mainly on capacity enhancement and increase in professional knowledge of midwives on standard clinical practices skills.

 

Project expected result:

 

1. Thirty eligible students are selected for the CME program in Paktika based on MOPH criteria

2. Well equipped, fully staffed, and fully functional CME Schools with suitable learning and living conditions for 30 students are provided in the center of Paktika (Sharan).

3. High quality education is provided to the 30 students of Paktika CME Schools as per GIHS/AMNEAB standards

4. Provision of services is improved in maternity wards of the provincial hospital in Paktika with expanded role of midwives in those clinical sites

5. Thirty (30) CMWs are graduated and deployed in the HFs of Paktika province in coordination with PPHD and BPHS implementers. 

Funding Agency:

UNICEF

Start Date:

June, 2017

End Date:

September, 2019

Geographical Coverage:

Paktika

Objectives:

Overall Objective

(project goal)

To promote health and reduce maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality through assisting high quality community midwife training program in Paktika province

Specific Objective 1:

Provide an effective, high quality educational program for the training of 30 competent community midwives in Paktika

Specific Objective 2:

Actively support the improvement and strengthening of services within maternity wards of hospitals and other clinical sites of the CME

Specific Objective 3:

Expand the role of midwives in delivering services on the maternity wards and other clinical sites in Paktika

 

 

Specific Objective 4:

Provide safe environment facility (hostel as well as kindergarten) for 30 students of CME program in Paktika

Specific Objective 5:

Deploy 30 graduates in the designated HFs of Paktika as per pre-planned deployment schedule