7. Keynote :: Manavi Handa

May 5, 2019 @ 04:00 – 04:50 UTC Timezone
Room 1, Big Blue Button

Manavi HandaCaring for the world’s most vulnerable populations: Midwifery care for Syrian refugees – Reflections on a Canadian experience

Keynote Speaker: Manavi Handa 
Facilitator: Cecilia Jevitt

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In this presentation Manavi Handa will talk about care for marginalized pregnant people. In particular – new immigrants, refugees and those without legal immigration status or access to publicly funded health care. Working as a midwife for 20 years, Manavi will draw on her experiences of working with Syrian refugees and pregnant people without legal immigration to demonstrate the unique issues facing these populations in Canada and many high immigrant receiving countries. Manavi will also outline how midwives in Ontario, Canada were successful in receiving funding to care for these populations, as an example of successful social justice advocacy within midwifery.

Recording: https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/frontier/9b8b45d14111dae34bbbdb26decd4eca805f6af1-1557025041016/capture/