Transformative Agenda for Women, Adolescents and Youth in the Pacific: Strengthening Midwifery Education

Reviewing and renewing midwifery education curricula in selected Pacific nations – Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga and Solomon Islands.

The Global Women’s and Newborn Health team are working with the UNFPA Pacific Regional Office to support selected countries in the Pacific region to undertake a review of midwifery education curriculum to strengthen quality midwifery education and therefore strengthen quality midwifery care across the region.

International evidence recognises that midwifery care, where care includes proven interventions for maternal and newborn health as well as for family planning, could avert over 80% of all maternal deaths, stillbirths, and neonatal deaths.

Burnet’s team will work with key representatives in each country to undertake a review of midwifery programs and recommend strengthening in line with international standards for midwifery education.

The project also includes capacity building through the provision of a faculty development program for midwifery educators in each of the countries involved.


  • 2020 - 2021


  • UNFPA Pacific Sub-Regional Office and UNFPA country offices in Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu
  • Ms Zeshi Fisher


  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Contact Details

For any general enquiries relating to this project, please contact:

Rachel Smith

Midwifery Specialist