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Cordaid Memisa

Cordaid Memisa combines more than 90 years’ experience and expertise in emergency aid and structural poverty eradication. Cordaid is one of the biggest international development organisations with a network of almost a thousand partner organisations in 36 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

DRC Medical

DRC stands for Development and Relief Corporation, and plays a major role since 1995 in the worldwide supply of medical and laboratory equipment packages and related auxiliary services. DRC provides a complete range of professional services to hospitals, laboratories and other health facilities.'

More and more, DRC has become famous for being a regular contractor of equipment in international funded programmes for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the African Development Bank, the European Union as well as a large range of UN organisations worldwide.

International Confederation of Midwives (ICM)

The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) supports and advises associations of midwives.
The ICM is an accredited non-governmental organisation and works closely with the WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF and other organisations worldwide to achieve common goals in the care of mothers and children.

Maastricht University Centre for International Cooperation in Academic Development (MUNDO)

Founded in 1997, the Maastricht University Centre for International Cooperation in Academic Development (MUNDO) is dedicated to facilitate educational development and innovation in the developing world. For this purpose, MUNDO establishes partnerships between Maastricht University and institutions for higher education around the world.

* MUNDO aims to strengthen the institutional capacity of its partners and develops human resources to enable partner institutions to deliver better higher education

Malaria No More!

Malaria No More! Netherlands is part of the worldwide effort to stop malaria killing people.

Together with governments, the business community and the general public, Malaria No More! achieves its goal by successfully combining fund raising and awareness raising activities, and by supporting the implementation of effective projects.

Medical Research Centre (MRC)

Medical Research Centre (MRC) is a non governmental organization based in Sierra Leone. MRC aims to contribute to the improvement of the health status of people in Sierra Leone by providing primary health care support, backed up by (operational) research services for the underserved communities in rural areas.

Ministry of Health & Sanitation Sierra Leone

It is the Sierra Leone's Ministry of Health & Sanitation mission to ensure that available resources (human, financial & material) are maximally utilized for the purpose of achieving the Ministry's goal, which is to provide quality, affordable and accessible health care services to the people of Sierra Leone.

National Committee for International Cooperation and Sustainable Development (NCDO)

NCDO stands for Nationale Commissie voor Internationale Samenwerking en Duurzame Ontwikkeling (National Committee for International Cooperation and Sustainable Development).

NCDO involves people in the Netherlands in international cooperation and supports them with information, subsidies and advice. The millennium goals provide the point of reference for all these activities. In the year 2000, 189 countries agreed on these goals in order to reduce worldwide poverty before 2015.

Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Every hour of every day, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs promotes the interests of the Kingdom abroad. The Ministry coordinates and carries out Dutch foreign policy at its headquarters in The Hague and through its missions abroad. It is likewise the channel through which the Dutch Government communicates with foreign governments and international organisations.

Royal Dutch Organisation of Midwives (KNOV)

The Royal Dutch Organisation of Midwives is the only midwifery organisation in the Netherlands.
It was founded in 1898 and the aims are to strengthen the position of midwives in the health care system (union work); improving quality of care, developing standards and guidelines, representing midwives in official policymaking bodies, representing midwives in organisations with health care insurances, with other medical professionals and taking care of common interests.

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam is an independent centre of knowledge and expertise in the areas of international and intercultural cooperation, operating at the interface between theory and practice and between policy and implementation. The Institute contributes to sustainable development, poverty alleviation and cultural preservation and exchange.

School of Midwifery Freetown

The School of Midwifery in Freetown is one of the two schools for midwifery in the country. It is connected to the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital in Freetown.

Only registered nurses with a minimum of two years work experience are allowed to apply for 18 months of midwifery training.

School of Midwifery in Makeni

The Makeni school of Midwifery has been officially opened in January 2010.
It is the second school of midwifery in the country.

At the moment it is functioning with 73 enthusiastic students and a committed team of tutors.

School of Midwifery Masuba, Makeni (SoMM)

The School of Midwifery Masuba, Makeni is a campus of the National School of Midwifery in Freetown. However it is managed as an autonomous unit with an independent board. The school was established in 2010 with the aim to reduce maternal and infant mortality. The SoMM trains State Enrolled Community Health Nurses (SECHN) as midwives.

The board is compromised of representatives from different stakeholders. The National Nurses and Midwives Board for Sierra Leone has overall mandate for policy and quality control.

Sierra Leone Midwives Association (SLMA)

The Sierra Leone Midwives Association (SLMA) is a young organization set up to support midwives and strengthen the position and raise the profile of midwives within the Sierra Leonean society.


TNO is an independent innovation organisation. TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that sustainably boost the competitive strength of industry and the welfare of society. TNO’s more than 4000 professionals work on practicable knowledge and solutions for the problems of global scarcity.

TNO focuses its efforts on seven themes including Healthy Living. TNO initiates technological and societal innovation for healthy living and a dynamic society.

University of Midwifery Education and Studies Maastricht (AVMU)

AVMU (University of Midwifery Education & Studies Maastricht) is a leading centre of expertise within the field of physiological midwifery.

AVMU works from the perspective of social responsibility and makes a substantial contribution to the quality and security of the Dutch midwifery care system.