You can become a Midwife in Sri Lanka by entering Midwife Training Programme offered by Ministry of Health under the Para Medical Services.
Only Female students can apply for this programme. You need 3 passes in subjects in G. C. E. (A/L) Examination in any stream in any year. Age should not be less than 18 years or should not be more than 30 years. This programme/course is full time one. Candidates are selected based on the z-score of the G. C. E. (A/L) Examination.
Public Health Midwife Training Program:
Selected applicants will be admitted for each training school in order to follow the relevant training course. Midwife training program in 18 months long, with 12 months are spent in the nursing training school and hospital and 6 months is spent training in the field and hospital wards. Courses can be followed in Sinhala or Tamil. A monthly allowance of Rs.12, 360/= will be paid to the trainees during the training period.
2015 Intake - Apply before 24 July 2015
APPLICATIONS are called from Sri Lankan citizens who have qualified G. C. E. (A/L) Examination in the years 2012, 2013, 2014 to recruit as trainees to the Trainee Public Health Midwife training course of the Para Medical Service of the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine.
Download details and Application for Midwifery Training Course of Ministry of Health from Govenment Gazette of 26 June 2015
For details contact:
Director (Admin) 02,
Ministry of Health, ”Suawasiripaya”,
385, Ven. Baddegama Wimalawansa Thero Mawatha,
Midwifery service in Sri Lanka
A person, usually a woman, who is trained to assist women in childbirth. Midwifes in Sri Lanka helped in reducing maternal, neonatal and child mortality in Sri Lanka.
Those who satisfactorily complete Public Health Midwife Training Program register with the Sri Lanka Medical Council and are certified. To achieve the goal of having a midwife in every locality, the government created two categories of midwives: institutional midwives (IMs) are specifically trained to work in institutions, whereas public health midwives (PHMs) are trained for different tasks more suited to care provided at the community level.
Recent figures indicate that about 2,720 IMs are employed in maternity homes and hospitals. As in any developed country, they provide care for women in ante- and postnatal wards and labour rooms.
PHMs mainly work in the field, providing domiciliary care by residing in the community. There are approximately 4,654 PHMs (one PHM per 5,000 people). The Divisional Medical Officer of Health (DMO) and his or her assistant provide additional support and supervision.