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    AMRN logoThe African Midwives Research Network (AMRN) is a network of midwives that aims to share information, strategies, and solutions based on scientific evidence for providing quality midwifery care in the Africa region.

    The Network focuses also on enhancing the expanded role of the midwife in promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights by identifying available scientific evidence and encouraging its use. The Network also encourages more action-oriented research to be undertaken by midwives. Initiated in Tanzania in 1992, the Network has active members from Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Uganda, Kenya and Eritrea.

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