The 40 midwife trainees selected from the villages have now completed two months of their year long training. The trainees are living in the new dormitory whose construction was funded by KIDS FOR KIDS at the Ministry of Health's Midwives Training School in 2010. This was funded by KIDS FOR KIDS when we found that lack of accommodation was the principal factor preventing the training an adequate number of village midwives. The commitment of the trainees is outstanding - many of them have left small children to be cared for my family members back home. To find women willing to be parted from their babies and young children for such a long time is quite amazing and shows just how much all women value the possibility of having a trained person in the village to guide them through pregnancy and childbirth and how proud these women are to be able to bring these services and peace of mind to all mothers in the village.
In the meantime the midwives trained in the past by KIDS FOR KIDS are making a real difference to the lives of pregnant women and nursing mothers in the villages. Through their efforts a significant dent has been made in the maternal mortality rate.
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