An Assessment of Midwives Performance

Presenter: Zaw Toe Myint, Marie Stopes International Myanmar

This cross-sectional survey aims to investigate the midwives’ performance on their responsibilities of basic health care services on rural people in Monywa Townships. A descriptive method is used for this study and data and information were organized through survey questions and utilized available secondary data and information from Department of Health, Monywa. (20) villages which were 10 percent of total 194 villages  were selected by using simple random sampling method. In these 20 villages, there were 504 married women who have children under 2 year of age. Among those women, the study population of 110 (20 percent) were selected by using of systematic sampling method. Questionnaires are designed to pay attention on the responsibilities of midwives on the health care services. Midwives could provide ante natal care services up to 87.27 percent among rural community and among those nearly 50 percent of them were referred to hospital for safe delivery and 67.85 percent could be delivered by midwives either at home or at RHCs and Sub RHCs. More than 50 percent of total delivery could be provided postnatal care and new born care and encourage the early initiation of breast feeding. 90.91 percent of children have been immunized and nearly 50 percent of rural community has been receiving health awareness from midwives. Midwives also provided family planning services among rural people which were about 52.73 percent. Moreover, they also have been providing nutrition promotion activities, health education, common illness of children and referral for emergencies. Rural people views the positive ways on basic health care services delivered by midwives. As a result of above observations it can be said that midwives’ health care services plays an essential role in the rural community.