- 1 in 13 African women die a maternal death
- Most surgical and obstetrical procedures in Africa are performed by non-specialists
- HIV impedes recruitment and retention of personnel
- Surgical and obstetric services do not address the needs of the population
- Teaching obstetrics skills, such as Caesarean section procedures, is critical to reducing maternal mortality
How We Work
CNIS aims to teach life-saving skills in an ethical, sustainable and cost-effective manner. Our instructors follow a standardized curriculum, in which they employ simulators, skills laboratories, and supervised teachings in the operating room.
For 16 years, CNIS and our partners in eight African countries have trained close to 20,000 practitioners through more than 500 surgical and obstetrical workshops.
- Expansion of Essential Surgical Skills, Structured Hernia Repair and Structured Operative Obstetrics courses
- Implementation of a curriculum for Fundamental Intervention, Referral and Safe Transfer, Safe Surgery Saves Lives for Nurses and Surgical Skills for African Residents courses