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Facilitator: Justine Powell
The presence of a midwife mentor constantly is not possible for the many health facilities and women friendly spaces providing midwife led care, supported by UNFPA, in the rural Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh. A weekly paper reporting system was tick-box orientated and provided no substantial feedback mechanism. This was replaced in late 2020 by an online chat (private Whatsapp group) that requires national midwifery supervisors to submit photos and videos of evidence-based practice and teaching including role-play in the facilities they supervise to the midwife mentors. This enables constant feedback and support to be provided to all health facilities between midwife mentor visits. This system also encourages shared learning and empowers professional Bangladeshi midwives, a new profession in Bangladesh, to lead education, implement change and develop leadership skills. This ‘story’ will be told by the midwife mentors of UNFPA and the Midwife Supervisors of Cox’s Bazar and the Rohingya Refugee camps.