COHI supports partner organization Midwives on Missions of Service (MOMS) and their midwifery trainings in remote areas of Sierra Leone. In 2016, COHI sponsored MOMS' training of 55 women in rural communities to receive life-saving education and training as community health workers, and oftentimes, these are the only health trainings women receive in such remote areas.
When Ebola struck Sierra Leone in 2014 and 2015, midwives were on the front lines as the only healthcare providers in remote areas, and a significant number of midwives were lost to the epidemic. Now, MOMS and COHI are training the next generation of midwives to fill the roles of women who so unselfishly sacrificed themselves for their patients.
New Community Health Workers are trained in Ebola prevention, and how to provide healthcare during epidemics safely for both provider and patients. COHI also sponsored MOMS trainings for competent Community Health Workers to become trainers themselves, thereby increasing their individual impact tenfold.