ACTD CME School gets awarded
The Community Midwifery Education (CME) School in Tarin Kot city of Uruzgan run by ACTD under funds from Save the Children – AusAid has been accredited by the AMNEAB (Afghanistan Midwifery and Nursing Education Accreditation Board) with appreciation certificate and reward. The school scored 97% in the final assessment carried out by AMNEAB. The program led to the graduation of 24 community midwives recruited from remote areas of Uruzgan province. These midwives were trained over a 24 month period according to the national standards for CME program. ACTD started the first phase of the project in December 2011 to encourage communities to identify and nominate eligible and dedicated women for the program. After six months of advocacy, the CME training lasted for another 24 months, where the program was assessed four times in steps.
ACTD is honored to successfully implement this project through a hard-working team in the highly insecure province of Uruzgan. Two other schools of ACTD – CME Helmand, and CME Kandahar schools – had been previously accredited and awarded by AMNEAB. All these schools have been successfully completed in the highly insecure and conservative provinces of the country. To be eligible for accreditation, CME schools should score more than 85% score in all of the five thematic areas consisting of classroom and practical instruction, clinical instruction and practice, school infrastructure and training materials, school management, and clinical practice.