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Establishment of an accreditation system for midwifery education in Afghanistan: maintaining quality during national expansion

Journal Article
(Published May, 2008)
Smith JM (Author),
Currie S (Author),
Azfar P (Author),
Rahmanzai AJ (Author)
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In 2003-7 post-conflict Afghanistan, 21 midwifery schools re-opened but without proper regulatory measures to ensure educational quality. National accreditation developed criteria in policy foundation, educational standards, tools to assess achievement, technical support to ID gaps and solve problems and a system of official recognition. By 2007, 19/21 schools were accredited in passing the National Midwifery Educaiton Accreditation Boards and one closed.

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Smith JM, Currie S, Azfar P, Rahmanzai AJ. Establishment of an accreditation system for midwifery education in Afghanistan: maintaining quality during national expansion. Public Health. 2008; 122(6): 558–567. Epub 2008 May 5.