INSTITUT NATIONAL SUPERIOR DE FORMATION SAGE FEMME (INSFSF)

 port-aU-prince, Haiti

HISTORY

In 1977, Ecole Nationale des Infirmieres Sage Femme (ENISF), the first government funded higher education midwifery program was opened. Unfortunately, it was closed shortly after. In 2000 it reopened and graduated it’s 12th class. Of the 396 students admitted, 313 nurse-midwives have graduated.

In 2011 a new midwifery education program was opened: Institut National Superior de Formation Sage Femme (INSFSF). In 2013, spurred on by Haiti’s overwhelming need for more professionally educated midwives, a two track route to midwifery was created. The direct entry 3-year track for non-nurses and an 18-month track for licensed nurses were instituted and supported by the Ministry of Health as a means to educate more midwives. The goal is to decrease the maternal-infant mortality rate in Haiti by improving access to skilled, professional midwives.

CONTACT

For more information you can contact:  Marie Quettely Chevalier at lyqueth@yahoo.fr or lyqueth17@gmail.com