The Mogadishu Midwifery School opened in July 2012 with a post-basic midwifery curriculum aimed at transitioning skilled nurses into qualified midwives. The fundamental goal of this program was to generate certified midwives who had previously completed their nursing training in 18 months. In December 2013, the school began offering a direct entry midwifery program. The Ministry of Health and Human Services decided to give young female candidates from districts and villages in the out skirts the opportunity to serve those mothers who are suffering in rural areas and the first bachelor students from Banadir, Lower shabelle, and Middle shabelle regions have been enrolled.
Midwives are the first line of maternal health care in the country, and they have the potential to minimize infant and mother mortality. To fulfill this goal, the Ministry of Health Somali Federal Government runs four midwifery training institutions in four distinct locations throughout Somalia. The common goal of the schools mentioned above is to reduce maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality in Somalia by providing quality maternity healthcare by qualified midwives, which is the primary principle of MMR reduction.
THERE ARE TWO PROGRAMS OFFERED BY NATIONAL MIDWIFERY SCHOOLS.
The new updated midwifery curriculum is a three-year educational program that offers students with the theory and practice needed to become a qualified midwife as defined by the ICM International Definition of the Midwife. The ICM Essential Competencies for Midwifery Practice are the foundation of the curriculum.
The Trained Nurse Midwifery Training Program is an 18-month educational program that teaches students the theory and practice of becoming a qualified nurse midwife