Aastrika Foundation is supporting the Government of India’s (GOI)
Nurse Practitioners in Midwifery (NPM) program, launched in 2018.
The NPM program aims to build a cadre of professional midwives who can provide respectful, compassionate, high-quality, evidence-based, women-centric care, in a timely manner. The NPMs will practice at Midwifery Led Care Units (MLCUs) in high caseload health facilities across India.
It is envisioned that around 90,000 midwives will be trained and 8000 MLCUs will be set up in due course.
Financial and technical assistance in managing and implementing the NMTI at Vanivilas hospital
International Midwifery Educators (IMEs) will be training nurses at National Midwifery Training Institutes (NMTIs) to become midwifery educators
6 months of residential training at the NMTI + 12 months mentoring program at SMTIs across the states
The midwifery educators trained at the NMTI will train midwives at the State Midwifery Training Institutes (SMTIs)
12 months of theory and clinical practice under midwifery educators + 6 months of mentorship at the MLCUs (midwife-led care units).
The midwives will establish and practice at MLCUs
SMTIs will train midwives who will practice at MLCUs providing respectful, compassionate, high-quality, evidence-based, women-centric care, in a timely manner.
Did you know?
The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India (GOI), issued a press release in 2016 allowing birth companions for labouring women in public facilities