CAM BELIEVES that midwives play a unique and fundamental role in promoting sexual health and reproductive rights, and in the provision of quality reproductive, maternal, and newborn health care – both in Canada, and internationally. We support
sustainable development goals and feminist international assistance policy by investing in a world where every adolescent, adult and newborn will have access to that care – care that can save lives.
CAM works with partners in low and middle-income countries to strengthen the profession of midwifery, in order to empower women and girls and improve maternal and neonatal health outcomes. We accomplish our work using a feminist, human-rights,
evidence- and results-based approach.
DONORS Global Affairs Canada, Sanofi Espoir
PROJECT PARTNERS UNFPA, CUSO, JHPIEGO, AMREF ASSOCIATION PARTNERS South Sudan Association of Nurses and Midwives, Tanzania Midwives Association, Société congolaise de la pratique sage-femme, Association des infirmières sages-femmes en Haïti, Ethiopian Midwives Association, Association des sages-femmes du Bénin
A STRONG MIDWIFERY association is able to provide professional support and continued learning opportunities to its members, contribute to national policy development, and support relationships with other healthcare professions. To support stronger midwifery associations and to advocate for the crucial role of midwives in sexual and reproductive health services, for gender equity through gender mainstreaming, CAM collaborates on mutual capacity building initiatives with other midwifery association
partners around the globe.
A STRONG and competent midwifery workforce rests upon innovative, up-to-date, and evidence-based education. CAM works in partnership with local universities and educators to strengthen midwifery education through curriculum development, training manuals, and technical support
Promotion Of Excellence
IN ORDER TO ENSURE that in-service midwives in low- and middle-income countries continue to provide the best care possible, CAM employs a variety of professional development strategies from clinical skills workshops to mentorship opportunities to peer-to-peer knowledge exchanges
Strengthening Midwifery Services in South Sudan (SMSII)
The main objectives of this project is to reinforce midwifery services in South Sudan through education, peer‑to‑peer training and association strengthening, in order to reduce maternal and infant mortality while providing support and resources to empower women in their reproductive rights and health.
Download the SMSII Narrative Report “Midwives Always Have Songs” (English)
Télécharger le rapport narratif du SMSII “Les sage-femmes connasait toujours une chanson” (Français)
or visit MidwifeSongs.org
CAM has also lead the creation and implementation of a national strategy of Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights in South Sudan. Zone72 was created under the leadership of the South Sudan Ministry of Health, in collaboaration with
UNFPA, The South Sudan Nurses and Midwives Association (SSNAMA) and Shabab La Shabab. The activity has been funded by the governments of Canada and Sweden.
Strengthening Midwifery Education and Practice’ in Somalia (SMEPS)
The main objectives of this project is reduce maternal mortality and increase sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for women aged 14-49 in Somalia
Saj Fanm Pou Fanm (SFF)
The Saj Fanm Pou Fanm project, aims to strengthen the profession of midwifery, reduce maternal mortality rates, and promote the health and well being of women, girls and newborns in Haiti. The overall budget of this five‑year project (2018‑22) is 15 million CAD.
Projet d’appui à la santé sexuelle et reproductive égalitaire (PASSREL)
The ultimate goal of the Projet d’appui à la santé sexuelle et reproductive égalitaire (PASSREL) is to improve the enjoyment of the right to health, particularly sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), for more than 60,000 adolescent girls and women in the Croix-des-Bouquets district (CDB) of Haiti. Among other things, this means that the targeted adolescent girls and women will have greater access to acceptable, quality health care, and a more positive attitude on the part of the targeted communities, service and health care providers, and decision-making and governmental bodies towards giving adolescent girls, women, and marginalized people more control over their SRHR and towards the elimination of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).