Supporting Ethiopian Midwives to Deliver Quality MCH Services
Strengthening programmatic support to midwives who deliver quality maternal and neonatal health services in Tembaro, Ethiopia.
- Agency Partner
- WEEMA International
- Program Implementation for Global Health
Strengthening programmatic support to the midwives in Tembaro, Ethiopia so they can deliver quality maternal and neonatal health services. Included an analysis of the HMIS identifying information that will be useful to midwives for managing their work, a management dashboard that midwives can use to review this data, a decision analysis tool, and a user’s manual for staff training and implementation
In 2012, WEEMA partnering with the Tembaro Woreda Health Office and Hamlin College of Midwives in Ethiopia sponsored the tuition and affiliated expenses of four young women from Tembaro to train as nurse midwives at the Hamlin College of Midwives. After completing midwifery training in Addis Ababa, the newly minted Master Midwives began working in government health facilities in Tembaro Woreda.
Midwives currently have access to an HMIS system in Federal Ministry Of Health facilities. However, the master midwives are new to these facilities and to the Federal program and need guidance on identifying the information in the HMIS that they can use to improve health services in the facilities where they have been assigned to work.
An analysis of the current HMIS identifying information to assist midwives in managing their work, a management dashboard that midwives can use to review this data, a decision analysis tool and user’s manual for the tool that can be used by staff for training and implementation.
A strengthened information system producing data for the master midwives in Tembaro that they can use to improve delivery of maternal and neonatal health services that are fully aligned with the government’s agenda.
This project took seven months to complete from kick-off meeting to presentation of final deliverables. Click the button below for a detailed timeline.View Project Timeline