We look forward to joining you in celebrating and promoting the many ways that midwives advocate, protect and fight for the rights of women, girls-to-be, girls and midwives around the world.
Midwives: Advocates for Women's Rights highlights the vital role that midwives play in protecting the rights of women, girls, and other midwives by ensuring that they can fully exercise their human rights, particularly their reproductive and sexual health rights, in their communities and in the countries where they work.
At ISSI, we offer a comprehensive and detailed education for midwives with the Bachelor of Midwifery Practice program. For more information, please visit our website.
Bachelor's degree in Midwifery
The Bachelor of Midwifery Practice program is a specialized disciplinary undergraduate program that provides retraining for midwifery nurses and perinatal nurses (RN-Inf) to practice in the public and private sectors.
The training, which is in line with ISSI's mission, is a cutting-edge program that aims to contribute effectively and sustainably to improving the health and well-being of the Congolese population in terms of reproductive health.
The Congolese midwife graduating from the ISSI program is a trained professional specifically in reproductive and perinatal health, which she recognizes as a human right.
Thus, she takes a humanized approach based on the "health model" and the framework emanating from the midwifery analysis (Lancet 2014) that the person/group using her services is the focus of her attention, and is worthy of respect.
It promotes the health of women, couples, newborns/children and families, taking into account the social, emotional, cultural and physical aspects of their experience in this area. It accompanies the woman/family and the community in the events of reproductive and perinatal life in a continuous and comprehensive manner, with a view to promoting and maintaining health.
Photo: Olga Tauler, our mentor for future midwifery trainers