Community midwifery Education (CME) Community Health Nursing Education (CHNE):

For successful imp mentation of the project, as a first step we got community support through awareness of community members, especially the community elders and decision makers about the program. We have provided culturally appropriate messages to communicate the facts about maternal health in Afghanistan and the need for more skilled birth attendances in accordance with MOPH guidelines documents. The messages communicated with the community through the BPHS HFs, District Health Councils, Village Health Committees and community Health workers.

Totally 48 female students graduated from CHNE and CME schools at the end of 2016. The project was jointly implemented by OCCD as a sub consultant with BDN as lead. The CME and CHNE schools addressed the lack for nurses and midwives in Sarepul by educating and graduating female health workers from the communities they live in and enabling them to provide professional care to individuals, families and communities. Upon graduation, the nurses and midwives employed in the HFs in remote districts where they are from.

The CME and CHNE schools implemented part of BPHS project in Saipul province and this project has implemented in close collaboration with GIHS and Afghanistan Midwifery and Nursing Education and Accreditation Board (AMNEAB)

OCCD is honored for successful implementation of this project through a hard-working team in the highly insecure province of Saripul. To be eligible for accreditation the schools should score more than 85% score in all of the five areas (Schools standards in 5 areas). This was the first batch for the nursing school and 5 batch for CME School which is completed in this province.  Both schools have been accredited by the AMNEAB and OCCD received an appreciation certificates at the end of each schools by provincial governor office.  The schools scored 97% in the final assessment (Binding assessment) carried out by AMNEAB.