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Family Planning Capacity Building of Midwives

With support from USAID through the Community Livelihood Project (CLP)  and in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MoPHP), Yamaan Foundation trained 120 midwives from six governorates on family planning. The course was competency-based and encompassed the subjects of FP counseling, infection prevention and IUD insertion and removal. The targeted governorates are Hudiedah, Dhamar, Lahj, Sana'a, Taiz and Ibb. Midwifery Kits with IUD insertion/removal  instruments were distributed to all the trained midwives.

As Yemen has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the region, the MoPHP pays attention to build the capacity of midwives to promote family planning and reproductive health services mainly in rural areas. The trained midwives will contribute to the provision of high quality family planning services and contribute to the reduction of maternal mortality as a key objective of the millennium development goals (MDGs).

The intervention was satisfactorily completed as follows:

  1. The targeted number of the trainees was achieved.
  2. The quality of FP service providing was improved in the targeted areas.
  3. The trainees become able to provide IUD insertion and removal for the clients.
  4. The MoPHP criteria for midwives task shifting (10 IUDs insertion And 5 IUDs removal) was almost achieved.
  5. Good perception, especially with the task shifting of the midwives done by the MoPHP that enables them to provide this FP services