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Midwifery Program

The Midwifery Program at the College of Nursing and Midwifery is a specialized curriculum designed to produce highly skilled and compassionate midwives capable of providing comprehensive maternal and child health care services. Established under the framework of LAW No.34 OF 2018, the program emphasizes a holistic approach to women’s health, extending care from preconception through childbirth and beyond.

Key Competencies:

Upon successful completion of the Midwifery Program, graduates will possess the following key competencies:

  • Managing clients during pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period.
  • Providing focused Antenatal Care (ANC) services.
  • Identifying and managing risk factors and medical conditions related to pregnancy.
  • Performing and repairing episiotomy, vaginal, and cervical lacerations.
  • Managing postpartum hemorrhage using non-pneumatic anti-shock garments.
  • Delivering, resuscitating, prescribing, and providing care for newborns.
  • Monitoring the total health care plan for mothers, children, and families during the neonatal period.

These competencies extend to the ability to diagnose and treat minor disorders during childhood, initiate care in emergency situations, provide post-abortion care, educate communities on family planning, and offer support to HIV-positive pregnant women.

Community Engagement and Research

Midwives from the program are also actively engaged in community education, conducting screenings for cervical cancers, and implementing preventive measures to reduce maternal-to-child transmission of HIV. The program emphasizes the importance of teaching, guiding, and supervising other health personnel, including students, in the realm of maternal and child health services.

Continuous Improvement and Research

The program encourages graduates to evaluate maternal and child health care services continually. Furthermore, it promotes research initiatives with the aim of improving and developing techniques to meet the evolving needs and demands of the community.

The Midwifery Program at the College of Nursing and Midwifery stands as a testament to the institution’s dedication to producing highly competent midwives who play a vital role in ensuring the health and well-being of mothers and infants.