The aim of the Perinatal Education Programme (PEP) is to improve the care of pregnant women and their newborn infants in all communities by enabling midwives and doctors to manage their own training courses. PEP courses are presented in the form of comprehensive training books which use the following principles:

  • Promotes self-directed, co-operative learning
  • Encourages peer tuition when there are no formal teachers
  • Uses a patient-oriented and problem-based method
  • Uses question and answers, case studies and protocols
  • Encourages problem solving and self assessment
  • Teaches correct knowledge, clinical skills and attitudes
  • Emphasises important facts
  • Addresses patient care, diagnosis and management
  • Correlates with national and international guidelines