University of Gothenburg
Kvinna med bebis
Photo: Andrae Ricketts

BOMOYI- a capacity building project to build midwifery competence in Democratic Republic of Congo

In Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), maternal and neonate health outcomes are poor. With a maternal mortality rate of 846 per 100,000 live births, and a neonatal mortality rate of 28 per 1,000 live births, and with only 0.6 midwives, physicians or nurses for every 1000 inhabitants, the challenges in relation to healthcare services quality are huge. Without the right healthcare investments, including in a highly competent midwifery health workforce, it will not be possible to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.