Midwives from ten training schools nationwide will soon be introduced to the E-Learning technology commonly called “Midwife zone.” The E-learning platform according to health officials is out to increase competence and thereby improve infant and maternal health in the country given that over 700 women out of 100,000 lost their lives during child delivery with 61 per a thousand for infant mortality in Cameroon.
The E-learning platform which is an initiative of the Public Health Ministry in partnership with the United Nation’s Population Fund and the German Society for International Cooperation GIZ was explained at a Meeting in Yaounde presided by the Minister of Public Health Andre Mama Fouda.
It will be new for most students, but officials say competent experts are available to give them the necessary tools as they look forward to train 250 midwives from each region come July 2015. During the training, they will be given tools such as laptops androit phones for the training. These tools will be used to download useful and rare information on midwivery so the network of midwives nationwide can benefit.