Since 2009, CAM / ACSF has been working closely with the Association of Midwifery Nurses of Haiti (AISFH) to support a long-term plan to strengthen the country’s midwifery profession. By supporting the three pillars of midwifery education, regulation and association, CAM / ACSF and AISFH are working together to create a stronger workforce in Haiti that is better able to control and reduce high maternal and neonatal mortality rates. A unique link has been formed between AISFH and CAM / ACSF over these many years, growing together in knowledge and expertise. This association relationship has included a series of collaborative initiatives including organizational capacity building; advocacy; exchange of knowledge.
The expected results of this project include: (1) increased availability of well-trained midwives capable of providing culturally sensitive care that respects the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls who are mainly from underserved regions; (2) increased use of midwives in national health institutions, especially in underserved areas, who are able to provide sexual and reproductive health services, emergency obstetric care and essential newborn care, while respecting women’s rights and environmental rights; and (3) enhanced regulation of the midwifery profession so that it takes into account the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls.