Two National Midwifery Training Institutes launch to produce a new cadre in India to ensure respectful maternity care

Midwifery Training India Jhpiego

New Delhi, India – In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the government of India—with technical support from Jhpiego—is creating a new professional cadre of nurse practitioner with expertise in women-centered, compassionate, respectful midwifery care. The ambition of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) is to produce 86,000 health workers in a new, specialized midwifery cadre