Webinar Title: Strengthening midwifery training in Africa through international exchange

Join Us for The AFREhealth Webinar by the Health Professions Education Research Technical Working Group (HPER TWG) in collaboration with Seed Global Health

The World Health Organisation State of the World’s Midwifery (SOWM) report calls for increased investment in preservice education with emphasis on hands on training. In 2019, the ICM, UNICEF, WHO and UNFPA jointly developed and launched a comprehensive, evidence-based framework for action to strengthen midwifery education as a launchpad to attain universal health coverage by 2030. This webinar shares lessons and opportunities for strengthening midwifery in Africa through international exchange with examples from West Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa.

Moderator: Sr. Mary Augusta Fullah, MPH, SRN, SCM, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Freetown, Sierra Leone




Speaker Institution


Developing a midwifery leadership pipeline for Zambia

Sarah Ngoma


President, Midwives Association of Zambia

15 Mins

Developing new advanced midwifery practice programs in Northern Uganda

Prof. Edward Kumakech BScN, MSM, PhD

Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Lira University

15 Mins

The power of mentorship: Lessons from Midwifery training in Malawi

Dr. Elizabeth Chodzadza, PhD, RNM

Dean, Faculty of Midwifery, Neonatal and Reproductive Health Studies Kamuzu University of Health Studies, Kamuzu University of Health Sciences

15 Mins

Panel Discussion/Q & A from the Audience



15 Mins

Supported by NIH-Fogarty Grant No. 1R25TW011217-01 African Association for Health Professions Education and Research

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The African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) is an interprofessional health grouping that seeks to work all stakeholders interested in health profession education , research and service delivery to improve the quality of health care in Africa through research, education and capacity building. It is a conglomerate of individuals, institutions, associations and networks from all the geographic and linguistic regions of Africa namely Anglophone, Francophone, Lusophone and Arabophone. Read More...

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