This study focuses on the training of community midwives (CMWs) in Pakistan, to specifically look at the institutions providing CMW training to see what resources (both physical and human resources) they had available and how these resources were being utilized. This study served as an early evaluation of the trainings and upgrades by the PAIMAN project, to assess how their interventions fared, and provides documentation for future decisions regarding the management, training, and practice of CMWs in Pakistan. As Pakistan transitions from a country with a high level of home births to a country where most births take place in institutional settings, trained CMWs can ease that transition, saving the lives of mothers and newborns as the transition unfolds. The report concludes that the MNCH needs to take more ownership of the program to better coordinate the training of tutors and clinical supervisors and to provide better supervision of the curriculum and trainings being imparted to the CMW trainees.
Shah, Zakir Hussain, Momina Salim, and Mumraiz Khan. 2010. "Training institutions for community midwives in Pakistan: An initial assessment." Islamabad: The PAIMAN Project, JSI Research and Training Institute.
Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)
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