Strengthening Midwifery through Competency Based Education (CBE)
Tanzania Midwives Association (TAMA), through their joint project with Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) conducted two Comptency Based Education (CBE) workshops in Dar es Salaam with the support from ICM and Sanofi Espoir Foundation.
One of the participants during the demonstration exercise
The main focus of the workshops was on CBE teaching, learning, evaluation strategies as well as ICM Global Standrads for Midwifery Education and Essential Competencies for basic midwifery practice. The two workshops were held in October 23-25 and 26-28, participants of the workshop included midwifery educators and clinical preceptors in various midwifery institutions and hospitals in Tanzania.
A participant demonstrating to her colleagues on the correct way to assist in devlivery
During the workshops specific elements of CBE strategies were shared with midwife teachers and clinical preceptors. The participants also had time for demonstration and role playing to allow them to build capacity to incorporate CBE strategies in their place of work.
A CBE workshop participant receiving her certificate
The goal of International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) CBE - continuing education workshops is to strengthen midwifery education worldwide and expand the midwifery workforce available to provide high quality evidence based health services for women and childbearing families.
Group photo of Tanzania CBE participants and their trainers