What is the Midwifery Scholarship Program of the Philippines?

The Department of Health created the Midwifery Scholarship Program of the Philippines (MSPP) in support to the achievement of the Millenium Development Goals to decrease maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality rate by producing and ensuring a constant supply of consistent competent midwives fit to serve the identified priority areas of the country.

The program provides a two-year midwifery scholarship grant to qualified applicants in partnership with midwifery schools.

MSPP will be producing graduate midwives to be deployed as Rural Health Midwives (RHMs) in a priority areas identified by the Department of Health (DOH) in the country.