This project is funded by Global Affairs Canada to make significant contributions to ensuring that women and children in the Lake and Western Zones of Tanzania have greater access to skilled midwifery care.

Jhpiego and its partners, Amref Health Africa in Tanzania and the Canadian Association of Midwives, are supporting the Tanzanian Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children to fulfill national priorities for maternal and newborn survival.

They are also addressing inadequate numbers and inequitable distribution of human resources for health for midwifery care.

Project beneficiaries include nursing-midwifery students, tutors, trainers and preceptors who provide education and training, as well as practicing nurse-midwives who participate in in-service training and/or receive onsite mentoring in the Lake and Western Zones.