According to the study data, the Andean region had the highest density of MIPPs per 10 000 population (based on census data), with an average of 3.2 MIPPs per 10 000 inhabitants, followed by the jungle region, with 2.6 MIPPs per 10 000 inhabitants, and the coastal region, with 1.8 per 10 000 inhabitants (4).
Evaluation of MIPPs' professional training showed that the majority surveyed (89.4%) were trained in the provinces, followed by a small percentage that trained in Lima (9.9%), and an even smaller percentage that received training abroad (0.7%).
Of the MIPPs surveyed, 360 (81.5%) were female, and the average age among both men and women was 36.3 years, with no significant difference found when stratified by gender (p = 0.345) (Table 2).
Of the 442 MIPPs surveyed, 439 or 99.3% responded affirmatively to the question: "Do you see cases of sexually transmitted infections?"  When analyzed by gender of provider, male MIPPs reported seeing more male patients with STIs per month compared to female MIPPs (2 male STI cases per month versus 0, respectively; p < 0.005).
The study data showed that the density of MIPPs was greatest in Andean and jungle cities (3.2 and 2.6, respectively, per 10 000 inhabitants), with fewer midwives in coastal cities (1.8 per 10 000 inhabitants).
This growth and broader distribution of midwifery teaching facilities has allowed for increased local training of midwives, as supported by this study's findings that 89.4% of MIPPs were trained in the provinces (versus only 9.9% trained in Lima).
Almost all (99.3%) of the MIPPs surveyed in this study said they saw cases of STIs (see footnote 2) in addition to providing childbirth services, highlighting the role midwives play in reproductive health care in these communities.
Primus and Mipps selected the solution to support market trials of IEEE 802.16e-2005 WiMAX broadband wireless access service, enable expansion of broadband coverage areas and offer always-on broadband connectivity.
Mipps, which acquired 3.5GHz licensed spectrum in most major cities across Canada, will deploy the 9100 Evolium WiMAX end-to-end radio solution, to include base stations, Wireless Access Controller and Operation and Maintenance Center.
Mipps said the solution will allow it to go to market quickly with an advanced technology platform using the company's 3.5GHz licensed spectrum.
Primus will, through its relationship with Mipps, provide broadband access to high-speed Internet and data transmissions, following successful completion of the field trial.