Midwives and Safe Motherhood: Promoting Respectful Care of Women
Certified Nurse Midwife Linda Robinson spent two years living and working in Malawi, Africa teaching midwifery at Kamuzu College of Nursing. Join her on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library as she talks about her time working to implement a model maternity ward at the college.
In Malawi, the chance that a woman will die in childbirth during her lifetime is 1 in 29, and there is a growing fear around health facilities because of abusive and disrespectful maternity care. Robinson worked with the Global Health Service Partnership to combat these problems by planning and implementing a model maternity ward to improve the student midwife experience, empower midwives to function as independent practitioners, promote respectful care of women and improve overall maternal/infant outcomes. Robinson also will talk about her work to help empower women in the country through teaching them jewelry-making and simple business skills.
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