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.
Speaker(s): Auwala Muhammed
Facilitator(s): Elisa Segoni
In Nigeria, there is a need for a positive attitude towards choice of birthplace. This study evaluates the effect of a planned home birth (PHB) education on midwives’ attitude towards PHB. We recruited and randomly allocated 226 midwives into intervention and control. The intervention group received training, while the control group maintained a usual care. Data were collected three times using a questionnaire and analysed using linear mixed models. The findings revealed a significant change in the attitude within the intervention group (F = 75.77, p;0.001), but not in the control group (F = 0.83, p =0.438). Midwives in the intervention were more favourable towards PHB compared to the control group at the immediate post-intervention (p;0.001, d = 0.9), and three-month follow-up (p;0.001, d =0.8). PHB education promotes a positive attitude towards PHB among midwives. The finding may be an initiative towards safe motherhood and midwifery model.