Midwifery Services Gap Analysis 5 Days Workshop in Dar e Salaam

ICM/TAMA – Midwifery Services Gap Analysis 5 Days Workshop in Dar e Salaam from 8th to 12th September 2014 at White Sands Hotel.

The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) from The Hague Netherlands will be visiting Tanzania Midwives Association (TAMA) from 8th 2014. This is the first time for ICM to visit Tanzania.

ICM works to strengthening midwifery globally including in low-resource countries for the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) especially MDG 4, 5 and 6. Similarly, TAMA works to strengthening midwifery nationally and foster the development of midwifery care in Tanzania.

During their visit TAMA in collaboration with ICM have arranged to hold a Gap Analysis workshop for 5 African country teams including Tanzania from 8thSeptember 2014. One of the strategies that
ICM has been using successfully is the Gap Analysis approach where specific tools are used to assess the midwifery education and regulation in a country and how the midwives are organized as an association to contribute to the maternal newborn and child health services in their countries. The assessment leads to identification of gaps or shortfalls in the areas or education, regulation and association development.

The objective of the workshop is to develop action plans for the next years for strengthening midwifery services and contribute to developing a strong midwifery to 12th workforce that is well educated and regulated and well represented by a strong association in the respective countries.

The Expected Outputs of this 5-day workshop will be as follows:

  1. A situational analysis of existing gaps in midwifery services development in the areas of education, regulation and association 
  2. Drafting of action plans to address midwifery education, regulation and association development based on gaps identified 
  3. Country experience sharing and south-south networking The participants will be from 5 different countries (Yemen, Swaziland, Rwanda, Botswana & Tanzania); and will comprise midwifery educators, regulators and members of the national midwifery association. In teams, the national data on midwifery education, regulation and association will be analyzed deploying a midwifery services framework model. 

The country teams will comprise of:

  • Representatives of the Ministry of Health, 
  • The midwifery education institutions, 
  • The regulatory body responsible for the regulation of midwifery education and practice, 
  • Representatives of the Midwives Association. 

The workshop will be conducted at the White Sands Hotel from 8th

September 2014.

Dr. Sebalda Leshabari 
Secretary General, TAMA