9. Evaluation of the first phase of the Bangladesh Midwifery Twinning Project

May 5, 2019 @ 06:00 – 06:50 UTC Timezone
Room 1, Big Blue Button

Joy KempSpeakers: Joy Kemp; Sharmin Shobnum Joyya (Project Manager, Bangladesh Midwifery Society); and Mahfuja Jhamu (Vice President, Bangladesh Midwifery Society)

Facilitators: Linda Wylie & Astri Nurdiana

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The International Confederation of Midwives promotes twinning between midwives associations for mutual strengthening and reciprocal learning (ICM, 2014). The Bangladesh Midwifery Society (BMS) and the Royal College of Midwives UK have been twinned since July 2017. At VIDM 2018 we presented about the first steps in our twinning relationship. In November 2018 the first phase of the twinning project was evaluated using a mixed methods approach. In our 2019 presentation we will share the results of this evaluation and outline how we have used innovations and technologies to continue transforming BMS and bringing reciprocal learning back to the UK. We will explore the successes and challenges of trying to create a mainly virtual midwifery association and outline plans for the next 3 years of the project. This will be of interest to other midwifery associations wishing to develop their organisational capacity or increase the use of technology and innovation.

Recording: HERE