Skip to main content

Table 1 Infrastructure and available equipment during assessment visit, by school type

From: Quality of pre-service midwifery education in public and private midwifery schools in Afghanistan: a cross sectional survey

  CME (n = 7) IHS (n = 6) Private (n = 16) Total (n = 29)
Classroom facilities
Desks for every student 7 6 15 28 (97%)
Elbow room for students 6 5 14 25 (86%)
Classrooms with sufficient light and ventilation 7 6 14 27 (93%)
Unobstructed view of subject matter in classrooms 7 6 13 26 (90%)
Specific teaching rooms 7 6 14 27 (93%)
Accommodation for 30 students per class 7 3 10 20 (69%)
Schools meeting all six criteria 6 2 6 14 (48%)
Library
Library exists 7 6 15 28 (97%)
Library is open after official hours and during weekends 6 1 3 10 (34%)
All nine recommended textbooks available (listed in Supplementary file 1) 1 2 1 4 (14%)
Skills lab     
Skills lab open for individual/group practice 6 6 8 20 (69%)
Schools with full-time skills lab manager 6 6 10 22 (76%)
Computer lab
Schools with computer lab 6 5 11 22 (76%)
Schools with one computer for every 10 students 5 5 8 18 (62%)
Schools with Internet connection 2 3 6 11 (38%)
Equipment
Childbirth simulator (electronic manikin childbirth simulator, MamaNatalie, Noelle) 5 5 7 17 (59%)
Bony pelvis model 7 6 15 28 (97%)
Breast model 5 5 11 21 (72%)
Cervical dilatation model 5 6 4 15 (52%)
Fetal skull model 6 4 4 14 (48%)
Intrauterine contraceptive device insertion model 6 6 14 26 (90%)
Newborn resuscitation models, including NeoNatalie 7 6 15 28 (97%)
Perineum cutting and suturing simulators 5 4 6 15 (52%)
Pelvic model 7 6 13 26 (90%)
Implant insertion and removal kit 0 1 1 2 (7%)
Vaginal speculum 7 6 16 29 (100%)
Delivery kits 7 6 14 27 (93%)
Sterilizer 5 4 7 16 (55%)
Video or DVD player (may be located in computer lab) and associated teaching videos 5 4 11 20 (69%)
Thermometer in working order 7 6 15 28 (97%)
Antiseptic solutions 7 5 15 27 (93%)
Running water and soap and/or hand sanitizer 7 5 14 26 (90%)
Teachers’ office(s)     
Electricity 7 6 16 29 (100%)
Running water 6 5 15 26 (90%)
Necessary supplies 7 5 12 24 (83%)
Related textbooks 7 4 12 23 (79%)
Desks for teachers 4 2 4 10 (34%)