|Reporting Organization:||Canadian Association of Midwives|
|Total Budget ($CAD):||$ 2,100,000|
|Timeframe:||November 1, 2021 - April 30, 2025|
|Congo (DRC) - $ 1,050,000.00 (50.00%)|
|South Sudan - $ 1,050,000.00 (50.00%)|
|Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (40.00 %)|
|Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (40.00 %)|
|Sexual Health & Rights (10.00 %)|
|Gender Equality (10.00 %)|
Through the provision of gender-responsive, quality health care by a well-trained midwifery workforce, the SMART-RMC project aims to contribute to the reduction of maternal mortality in both the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. Key project activities are grounded in Respectful Maternity Care (RMC), and focus on improving quality and access to clinical services through: 1) training of health care professionals in evidence-based innovations using a gender-responsive rights-based approach; 2) increasing communities’ awareness of their SRHR to access health services; and 3) strengthening the capacity of midwifery associations to deliver gender-responsive programming and SRHR advocacy.
SMART-RMC is a CAM-led 3-year project supported by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada. The project is implemented in close collaboration with its midwifery association partners, the Société Congolaise de la pratique Sage-Femme (SCOSAF) and the South Sudan Nurses and Midwives Association (SSNAMA).
|Gender and age:|
|Total Direct Population:||28,073|
|Total Indirect Population:||110,917|
|Infrastructure & innovation|
– 220 midwives & nurses trained in RMC and clinical skills, including 45 trainers of trainers
– 5 RMC Centers of Innovation established in project regions
– 40 facilities provided with Quality Improvement plans
– 18 community sensitization events (including mobile clinics) organized in project regions
None to date, as activities are launching March 2022.