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Through the provision of gender-responsive, quality health care by a well-trained midwifery workforce, the SMART-RMC project aims to contribute to the reduction of maternal deaths in both the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.

SMART-RMC is a CAM-led 3-year project supported by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada. The project is implemented in close collaboration with its midwifery association partners, the Société Congolaise de la pratique Sage-Femme (SCOSAF) and the South Sudan Nurses and Midwives Association (SSNAMA).

Project Goals

  • Key project activities will be grounded in the Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) movement, and will focus on improving clinical services
  • Training health care providers in evidence-based innovations using a gender-responsive rights-based approach
  • Increasing women’s and communities’ awareness of their SRHR to access health services
  • Strengthening the capacity of midwifery associations to deliver gender-responsive programming and SRHR advocacy.

Total Project Budget

2 million CAD

Dates: 2022-2025

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