All VIDM 2020 Conference sessions and links to the recordings are listed below.
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Speaker: Ruth King
Facilitator: Cecilia Jevitt
Description: Sharing a story of development and achievement through successful Twinning, as midwives in PNG and Australia with guidance and support from Rotary embark upon a journey to grow and sustain the leadership potential of midwives in PNG. 12 of the anticipated 18 midwives from Australia have already connected with their PNG Buddies leading to increased confidence for leadership, action and advocacy as well as implementation and planning for a number of innovative tangible projects. Because we know that midwifery leadership is vital in addressing the SDG targets for maternal health, sharing the learning from this initiative could assist other low-middle-income countries where it may be applicable.
Facilitator(s): Jennifer Akuamoah-Boateng
Effective midwifery leadership has been identified as a key component for improving the midwifery profession at the strategic level. The Bangladesh Midwifery Society in partnership with the Royal College of Midwives have developed a bespoke Young Midwife Leader (YML) Programme for Bangladeshi midwives. With midwifery only being introduced in Bangladesh in 2014, ensuring midwives have a seat at the decision-making table in Bangladesh is integral for embedding the profession in the country’s healthcare agenda.
The YML Programme delivered a range of training to participants aiming to equip them with important midwifery leadership skills. These included training on project management, IT, advocacy, media, and training in research and writing abstracts. In our presentation you will hear from some members of the first cohort of YML to graduate from the programme. Alongside sharing their experiences, we will reflect on the successes and challenges of the programme so far.
Speaker(s): Lourdes De La Peza
Facilitator(s): Elisa Segoni
Description: Training midwives in leadership, management, and governance (L+M+G) has been identified as a key intervention by the Lancet and the World Health Organization to ensure effective provision of maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) services worldwide. UNFPA (State of the World’s Midwifery, UNFPA, 2014) recommends the employment of 112,000 midwives in 38 developing countries and questions curriculum that teach only clinical skills. Studies conducted by Australian College of Nursing (ACN) have also established that strong Nursing and Midwifery leadership leads to better workplace environments, better staff retention, and patient health outcomes in general. During this presentation it will be discussed the potential of the Leadership, Management and Governance for Midwifery Managers certificate (Developed by the USAID-funded LMG Project) to provide midwifery managers with L+M+G skills to address challenges and improve MNCH outcomes.
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