Three-year Diploma in Midwifery Begins

The James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University has started a 3-year Diploma in Midwifery program in partnership with six Implementing Partner Organizations in Cox's Bazar, Dinajpur, Khulna, Mymensingh and Sylhet.

The first cohort of 180 students, selected from 1473 applicants from remote and underserved areas with high maternal and neonatal health needs, attended their orientation on 27 January, 2013 and started classes on 28 January, 2013.
The James P. Grant School of Public Health is leading the Community-based Midwifery Diploma Program (CMDP) in partnership with six other non-governmental Implementing Partner Organizations (IPOs). The program, funded by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), aims to improve the health status of communities by contributing to the reduction of maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality and to increase coverage of quality maternal and neonatal health services through the development of competent and compassionate community-based midwives who live and practice in underserved rural and urban areas.