All VIDM 2020 Conference sessions and links to the recordings are listed below.
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Speaker: Nancy Geregl
Facilitator: Cecilia Jevitt
I am an international student in Australia.
My presentation is about a reproductive health issue for women in Papua New Guinea. We have high incidence of cervical cancer in every health facilities. The mother come during the late stage of cervical cancer. My study seeks to find out the factors preventing women from seeking medical help earlier. Then by analyzing my data I will find solutions to help mothers to get necessary cervical cancer screening and treatment early.
Speaker: Priyanka Idicula
Facilitator: Sangheetha Parthasarathy
Birthvillages the natural birthing centre is a free standing birth centre based in Cochin, India. It is one of the oldest birth centres today in India with over a decade of experience , we plan to show case how we started out in a country where independent midwifery does not exist. We aim to showcase our statistics – natural birth rate of 96.4 percent and our transfer rate for epidural which currently stands at zero .We will also explain our challenges and what we envision our future for midwifery and for the women in our country.
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Speaker(s): Helen Rogers
Facilitator(s): Susan Kiamba
The importance of ensuring maternity services meet the specific needs of migrant and refugee backgrounds is recognised internationally as a public health priority. The Cross-Cultural Workers (CCWs) in Maternity and Child and Family Health Services was implemented in South Eastern Sydney to enhance and respond to the needs of this population. The CCWs work in partnership with health professionals to support women to access and maintain engagement with health services. This research explores the effectiveness of the Service from the perspective of service providers, service users, and their perinatal outcomes.
Findings highlight a high degree of maternal satisfaction; 97% very satisfied/ satisfied. Women (n=57) reported a positive impact on their experience (84%), increased understanding of pregnancy, birth and parenting (100%), and would recommend to friends/family (100%). Sixty-nine surveys and nineteen interviews with Service Providers show 83% felt the service improved women’s maternity care ‘a great deal’.
Speakers: Midwifery students from Georgetown University and Oxford Brookes University; Faculty members Cindy Farley and Ethel Burns.
Facilitator: Lorraine Mockford
Midwifery students from Georgetown University, US, and Oxford Brookes University, UK, were connected by e-mail prior to a Short Term Study Abroad to explore midwifery in the UK by US students. Called “Inter-Pals”, short for International Internet Pen Pals, this introduction via e-mail began conversations and relationships that set the stage for a successful in-person exchange. Once US students were welcomed at Oxford Brookes University, the Interpals were placed together with other midwifery students in small groups and given time to share US and UK midwifery practices. Each small group then summarized their comparisons to the whole class. Reflections were collected; overall feedback from both US and UK students was extremely positive. This presentation will describe the virtual and real time sharing structured jointly by the US and UK faculty and the learning from this experience by several Interpal US and UK participants.
Speaker: Patricia Ross
Facilitator: Neissa Meier
Teaching illiterate farmers in rural Sierra Leone to act as maternity care providers and change agents seems daunting. MOMS (Midwives on Missions of Service) has done this successfully since 2007. We created and refine a multi-pronged model, based on respectful partnerships, to build capacity. This model works well, especially by including local leaders, as we build a sustainable organization across the country. Areas where MOMS Community Health Workers work And even just live have significantly improved outcomes. These 500 women, with more graduates coming, have made an enduring difference. We will describe our model, the ugly lessons we learned, and what makes us so successful. We will cheerfully answer questions about applying our model to other settings.
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