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As a demonstration of the importance UNFPA attaches to strengthening midwifery education, UNFPA has made available USD 12,000 and assorted midwifery teaching models and equipment valued at K100,530 towards the establishment of a midwifery school at Solwezi School of Nursing. 

Speaking when she handed over the donation, UNFPA Deputy Representative Ms.Chinwe Ogbonna said this was part of UNFPA Zambia's support to the Ministry of Health towards increasing the production of midwives; who will in turn be deployed to underserved locations to provide the needed quality care to women, newborns, children and adolescents.

And North-Western provincial medical officer Choonga Simulyamana said the province has three nursing schools but with no midwifery school.
Dr Simulyamana hopes that the midwifery school will be opened soon and thanked UNFPA for the gesture.