Cambodia Training of Midwives

(Project period:2006~ Project site:Preu Veng Province and Kompong Thom Province)

PHJ’s training of midwives project is directed to the midwives of health centers who are expected to become key persons for the local maternal and child health care service. This training consists of one month practical training at hospitals aiming at midwives able to provide appropriate maternal and child health care focusing assistance at delivery.
The project started in May 2006, at Prey Veng Province on trial basis. The Provincial Health Department highly evaluated this trial training and requested PHJ to extend the project period. By July 2012, PHJ has implemented 16 trainings and 32 midwives received the training. After the trainings, the nidwives have improved their skills and so the number of child birth attended by midwife is increasing.
Recognizing the achievements in the Prey Veng Province, Kompong Thom Province requested PHJ to extend the training of midwives.


Training Program
The training aims at midwives stationed at health centers acquiring knowledge and skills sufficient to provide proper maternal and child health care services.
One month training at hospital consists of lectures and practical training by medical doctors and midwives of hospitals plus follow-up training as mentioned below.
These trainings have proven effetive in building confidence among the trainees.
Follow-up Training
The trained midwives extend maternal and child health care services including attendance at delivery at health centers. The training at hospitals as well as the follow-up training are effective in establishing cooperation between the health centers and hospitals. For example, a trained health center midwife visits a hospital for advice and attends a pregnant woman during transportation to a hospital as a responsible staff.