The Maternal and Child Health Department (MCH) offers a midwifery programme to students studying various nursing programmes at Kamuzu College of Nursing. These include the University Certificate in Midwifery (UCM) for nurses who attained a diploma and or Degree in Nursing at the University.

This CD ROM has been developed to support the UCM and upgrading midwifery programmes. It combines a number of new strategies that are being piloted by MCH department to respond to the national needs within the Health sector. These include reducing maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in relation to Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 & 6.

Consequently this course embraces the latest methodology (Problem Based Learning) and technologies (Computer based education) in an attempt to be relevant and effective in preparing new midwifes. The materials on the CD ROM have been authored by both University of Malawi - Kamuzu College of Nursing and foreign experts.

This pilot has used Open Education Resources (OER) in its preparation and has also released the new version as OER. The CD ROM is also a cost effective solution to providing quality evidence based information and reference materials to midwives that will be of great assistance during their clinical experiences and even after graduation.

Elizabeth Chodzaza

Elizabeth Chodzaza
(Deputy Head, Maternal and Child Health Department)


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