Ethiopia’s access to high quality health education for midwifery students may be a step closer thanks to the SRHR[e]Education program
In March 2020 together with the Ethiopian Midwives Association we started the program entitled “Midwife students as advocates to empower female graduates and adolescents by promoting SRHR and gender equality to support access and retention in the educational system using blended e-learning” funded by the Institutional Collaboration Projects Orange Knowledge Programme of Nuffic.
After one year of launching the SRHR[e]Education course in Ethiopia a study was conducted to report on the impact and progress that this project has had on the first groups of students participating in this project.
At the end of May, more than 200 midwifery students of the Haramaya University and Gondar University in Ethiopia started with their e-learning journey to enhance their skills and knowledge about sexual and reproductive health and rights. A topic closely related to their midwifery profession, but often rarely touched upon within their university curriculum.