All sessions of the VIDM 2021 Conference are held using BigBlueButton. All times are in UTC. A link to the time in your location can be found with each session. NOTE: The same link is used to access the VIDM Conference Rooms. See the instructions “How to Access the Conference”.  Headsets are strongly recommended for best audio.

How to Access the Conference – CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

Add these events to your personal calendar! To add all VIDM conference events to your calendar, scroll down to the bottom of the calendar, find the “Subscribe” button and click on it. You will find options to add to your Google, Apple, or other digital calendar. To add individual events, open the event (Read More) and find the “Add to Calendar” button on that page.

Change the programme view at the top right of the calendar or search at top left – Search CATEGORIES and KEYWORDS (ie. Student Stream and Spanish).

May
5
Wed
2021
03. Workforce plan to match demand for community midwives with supply in Pakistan @ Room 1, BBB
May 5 @ 00:00 – 00:50
03. Workforce plan to match demand for community midwives with supply in Pakistan @ Room 1, BBB

Speaker: Farida Shah

Facilitator:Justine Powell

Case Study: Pakistan’s key demographic health indicators are lagging far behind desired levels: maternal mortality ratio stands at 186 deaths per 100,000 live births (1), the infant mortality rate at 62, and neonatal mortality is 42, deaths per 1,000 live births and 31% are conducted by unskilled birth attendants. Also, the country is currently listed among the nations with critical health workforce deficiency and categorized as one of the 57 countries that are facing an HRH crisis (2). Community Midwives (CMWs) were introduced by Maternal Newborn and Child Health Programme as a trained cadre of birth attendants in 2006. However, several challenges persist after more than one decade of implementation and all of the provinces have still struggled with the required number of CMWs. Therefore, the Government was supported with the Identification of the optimum number of CMWs that need to be deployed in various provinces of Pakistan and make workforce projections based on the WHO HRH model. 

Time: http://bit.ly/VIDoM21-session-03

Recording: https://youtu.be/XG5djl-Tndw