About Midwife in Action

M.A.A Vyara Uheke is a youth organization of Midwives BURUNDI which can innovate and has the strength to face challenges and works in areas that are important to the country ; we are all graduates in MIDWIFERY; we have the same Nationality and we are a local and international organization and we are accredited by the Ministry of the Interior and Patriotic Training.

Having the Executive Committee of 5 peoples and Volunteer members with statutes governing Association and Accreditation is an opportunity to work without obstacles and members have the knowledge required to put their missions into practice.

Vyara Uheke
“A midwife is a person who has successfully completed a midwifery education programme that is based on the ICM Essential Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice and the framework of the ICM Global Standards for Midwifery Education and is recognized in the country where it is located; who has acquired the requisite qualifications to be registered and/or legally licensed to practice midwifery and use the title ‘midwife’; and who demonstrates competency in the practice of midwifery. The midwife is recognised as a responsible and accountable professional who works in partnership with women to give the necessary support, care and advice during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period, to conduct births on the midwife’s own responsibility and to provide care for the newborn and the infant. This care includes preventative measures, the promotion of normal birth, the detection of complications in mother and child, the accessing of medical care or other appropriate assistance and the carrying out of emergency measures.” –


International Confederation of Midwives

Create a network of midwives engaged in collaboration with the local authority in activities to promote Community Health, Gynecology and Obstetrics and those to fight against epidemics in general in order to carry out specific actions to improve the health of women of childbearing age. childbearing and children under 5 years old.
Contribute to the development of mother-child health by strengthening the capacities of midwives in order to ensure quality care for the reduction of maternal-fetal mortality in Burundi.
A Burundi where every woman of childbearing age and her newborn have access to quality health care provided by midwives.
The specific objectives of MAA are:
- To make healthcare accessible to vulnerable families, especially women of childbearing age (15-49 years old) and children under 5 years old, by opening a Clinic Care Center in Bujumbura or elsewhere
- Sensitize premarital consultations
- Sensitize pregnant women to do prenatal consultations
- Promote safer motherhood
- Sensitize post natal consultations
- Sensitize women to adhere to family planning
- Sensitize women to respect the schedule of the Expanded Program
- Promote nutrition among pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under five years
- Organize a referral service for patients from inside the country ys who want to be treated in the specialized services of Bujumbura
- Organize self-financing activities for the achievement of the objectives of the Association
- Collaborate with other agencies of civil society in the medical field
- Collaborate with international organizations and ASSOCIATIONS who work in the medical field.
Vyara uheke - Give birth and take care
Children under five and women of childbearing age and their partners.
In March 2012; We found ourselves enrolled in the faculty of health sciences of the UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT In the midwifery option and during all this time, we attended one of the others as needed and we kept a team spirit in everything we did until we found ourselves becoming the Laureates of the 1st Midwifery class of the IUSSDC in 2017.

We saw fit to not to meet one by one while we were following and we were fighting for the same cause which is the well-being of mother-child health as Midwives and we decided on October 26, 2017 to create this association 27 members of which 5 are the members of the Executive Committee and there are still 2 of the supervisory committee all this was born because of the 10 founding members who are all midwives.
The Association works in the following areas:
 Health (community health, gynecology and obstetrics).
 Entrepreneurship, leadership and management.
 Integrated and socio-economic development