MamaNatalie to be used in major BEmONC projects in Ethiopia and Tanzania

The MamaNatalie birthing simulator has been field tested by Jhpiego over a four-month period in both Tanzania and Ethiopia. The model has proven so useful and popular that Jhpiego has decided to standardize on MamaNatalie in their Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (BEmONC) training courses.

According to Hannah Gibson, Jhpiego Country Director in Ethiopia, 15 national training centers will be established throughout the country to train several thousand nurses and midwives in a project commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Health, and supported by Unicef, over the next years. MamaNatalie will be used in several modules of the three-week course, in particular for the Postpartum Hemorrhage module. MamaNatalie has also proven very valuable in communication training. The courses will also be including the Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) training course.


In Tanzania, Jhpiego has been commissioned by the Ministry of Health to train a similar number of nurses and midwives in the MAISHA project (MAISHA means “life” in Swahili).