Regional Midwife Capacity Building Program

This project looks to upgrade the skills of midwives in rural areas in order to reduce maternal and infant mortality.

Regional Program for Midwife Capacity Building

AMREF intends to train 4,900 midwives, including nursing midwives, in Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire. This project looks to upgrade the skills of midwives in rural areas in order to reduce maternal and infant mortality and more specifically to:

Roll out e-learning training courses for midwives, build a regional e-learning platform, increase the number of centers using distance learning, transfer skills to local players involved in the program, increase the number of women and children who have access to healthcare, increase the number of women receiving care during childbirth and reduce the isolation of midwives and increase coverage in rural areas.

This partnership falls under AMREF’s “Stand up for African Mothers” campaign, a campaign to train 15,000 midwives by 2015 in 15 African countries.


  • Sanofi

    Goods Supplier
    Canada | Staff size: Unknown

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  • Accenture

    Development Consulting
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

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  • 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...

  • Club Sante Afrique

    Advocacy NGO
    Staff size: Unknown

    The Club Santé Afrique offers firms and foundations with a commitment to the continent an opportunity to pool and optimize part of their resources for patronage, share experiences,...

  • Ministry of Health and the Fight against HIV/AIDS

    Cote d Ivoire | Staff size: Unknown

    The main goal of the Ministry of Health is to provide and continually improve the health services of Cote d'Ivoire through the provision of preventive, curative and rehabilitative health care...

  • Raja Foundation

    Staff size: 26-50

    Fr. Raja Reddy, known to the children as “Daddy” is the founder of the Raja Foundation. He established the foundation back in 2001 when40 acres of land was donated by the government....

  • Senegal Ministry of National Education

    Staff size: Unknown
  • Senegal Ministry of Health and Social Action

    Staff size: Unknown
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)

    Funding Agencies, Foundation
    Greece | Staff size: 26-50

    The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is one of the world’s leading private international philanthropic organizations, making grants in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and...

  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled....

  • West African Health Organization (WAHO)

    Staff size: Unknown
  • World Health Organization (WHO)

    Funding Agencies
    Staff size: 5001-10,000

    WHO (World Health Organisation) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters,...

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Key Information

LocationWest Africa, Senegal, Cote d Ivoire
  • Start Date 2011
  • End Date 2015
  • Sectors