Midwifery Training School, Nay Pyi Taw conferred diploma certificates on 45 midwives who successfully completed midwifery diploma course, at the Myanmar International Convention Centre- II (MICC-II) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
This was the 2nd graduation ceremony of the Midwifery Training School, Nay Pyi Taw, for midwives, and was attended by Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe.
In his speech at the ceremony, the Union Minister instructed midwives to follow the Codes of Ethic in providing health care, and to perceive the well-being of all people as their own, to have everlasting unity among the midwives and other pledges included in the nursing oath.
The role of midwives working at the frontlines of practical health care implementation plays an equally important role with other medical staff. There are 8,043 students studying three-year nursing diploma course, and 1,703 students studying two-year midwifery diploma course in 2018-2019 academic year. The role and quality development of nurses and midwives are the ministry’s priority, he added.
The ministry has done, in cooperation with World Health Organization-WHO, preparation for developing syllabus and teaching methodology and providing teaching materials. Midwives have opportunities to join the nursing science course. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Course is now prepraing to be opened soon.
Those who have obtained Bachelor of Science in Nursing can join the Master and PhD courses, and those who have obtained Bachelor of Science in Midwifery can join the Master of Public Health Course. Therefore, midwives must try to upgrade their English proficiency skills to join the Master and PhD courses, the union minister said.
He also urged midwifery training schools to improve in theoretical and practical teaching and learning processes by maintaining the current systematic management guidelines and disciplines of the schools. Midwives are actively carrying out to achieve better health indexes, and their role in health indexes, including maternal death, child mortality and public health processes, are very important, the Union Minister said.
Afterwards, the Principal of Midwifery Training School, Nay Pyi Taw, explained the future processes of the school, and then presented certificates to the 45 midwives who succesfully completed the course.
Also present at the meeting were Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman Dr. Myo Aung, Ministry of Health and Sports’ Deputy Minister Dr. Mya Lay Sein and officials, tutors and the parents of the diploma recipient midwives.
(Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)