SMART-RMC (Respectful Maternity Care)

Reporting Organization:Canadian Association of Midwives
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 2,100,000
Timeframe: November 1, 2021 - April 30, 2025
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Kariane St-Denis
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Canadian Association of Midwives

Participating Organizations

  • NGOs

    • Société congolaise de la pratique Sage-Femme (SCOSAF)

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Congo (DRC) - $ 1,050,000.00 (50.00%)

South Sudan - $ 1,050,000.00 (50.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (40.00 %)

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (40.00 %)

Sexual Health & Rights (10.00 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Gender Equality (10.00 %)

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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).

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Target Population

Gender and age:
Descriptors: Other
Total Direct Population: 28,073
Total Indirect Population: 110,917
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Infrastructure & innovation
Quality improvement
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

– 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

Achieved Results

None to date, as activities are launching March 2022.


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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