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New Masters in Clinical Midwifery:
Supporting midwives to take their skills to the next level

In January 2022 a new Masters Postgraduate degree course in Clinical Midwifery will launch at the Hamlin College of Midwives, and see practising midwives take their skills to the next level.

Lasting two and a half years, the Masters course will be the first of its kind in Ethiopia and equip midwives with advanced clinical practice skills, including the skills to perform emergency caesarean deliveries for complicated cases. This will be hugely impactful.

Graduates will also go on to train and mentor midwives all over Ethiopia, saving the lives of women and their babies

The first class will take twenty Masters students, all of whom will receive a full scholarship, thanks to generous supporters from around the world. As a postgraduate programme, the Masters will consist of 55 credit hours of study and 582 hours of clinical practice that will be completed over two and a half years.

Watch this video of Sister Marit, Vice Dean of the Hamlin College of Midwives, talking about Hamlin’s exciting new Masters in Midwifery;

Key outcomes of Hamlin’s Masters in Midwifery will include:

  • Reducing new incidences of obstetric fistula and maternal/neonatal deaths;
  • Increasing number of safe deliveries of newborn babies;
  • Provision of quality neonatal care post childbirth by Hamlin midwives;
  • Reducing crisis referrals to Hamlin hospitals for emergency caesarean section deliveries due to early detection of pregnancy/childbirth complications by Hamlin midwives.

Masters in Midwifery Scholarships

The cost for one Masters student scholarship at the Hamlin College of Midwives will be US$ 7,500 per year.

The total cost for one student scholarship, for two and a half years is US$ 18,750, which includes: accommodation, tuition fees, medical supplies, insurance, utilities, travel and medical field practice costs.

The new Masters course will make a significant contribution towards achieving Dr Catherine Hamlin’s vision to end fistula in Ethiopia forever.


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