Training Midwives in Uganda

Train midwives to a professional qualification in order to improve the health of Ugandan women who need it most

E-Learning Program for Midwives

AMREF has set up an e-Learning training program to allow 11,100 midwives to obtain a professional qualification.

This program is part of the “Stand up for African Mothers” initiative, launched in 2011 by AMREF, with the support of the Foundation.

This international mobilization has for objectives to train 15,000 midwives in Africa by 2015 and to support the 2015 Noble Prize candidacy of Esther Madudu, a midwife from Uganda, as a symbol for all African midwives.

The project focuses on three areas:

    • Designing, testing and implementing a remedial eLearning courses for midwives in Uganda.
    • Developing skills and sharing of expertise between the AMREF office in Uganda, human resources departments in the Ministries of Education and Health and the Uganda Council of Nurses and Midwives be enabling them to design, implement and monitor training via eLearning.
    • Using the results from Kenya to influence health policy and replicate the program in Uganda and other regions by applying a reusable template for remedial health staff training in an environment with limited resources.


  • Sanofi Espoir Foundation

    Advocacy NGO
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The Sanofi Espoir Corporate Foundation was created in October 2010 by Sanofi to leverage more than 15 years of commitment to international solidarity.

    It is dedicated to...

  • Amref Health Africa

    Implementing NGO
    Kenya | Staff size: 101-250

    Amref Health Africa has over 54 years’ experience in health development. In 1957, three surgeons founded the Flying Doctors Service of East Africa, laying the foundation for what is now...

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Key Information

LocationCentral Africa, Uganda
  • Start Date 2011