All VIDM 2023 Conference sessions are recorded. Links to the recordings are available on our @VirtualMidwives YouTube channel and linked below in each session listing.
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VIDM 2023 Conference sessions were presented and recorded using Big Blue Button mobile friendly webconferencing technology, thanks to our colleagues at Frontier Nursing University.
Speakers: Bhavya Reddy
Facilitator: Heather Brigance and Sabina Ojil
Despite decades of considerable economic investment in improving the health of families and newborns world-wide, aspirations for maternal and newborn health have not been attained in many regions. The global turn toward recognizing the importance of positive birth experiences and reducing adverse outcomes signals a critical change in maternal and newborn health care conversations and research priorities. In this session we will introduce QMNC’s new program, communications platform, and approach designed to facilitate our focus on answering “different research questions,” drawing on evidence presented in the 2014 Lancet Series on Midwifery and a research prioritization study conducted with the World Health Organization from 2016. The objective of this workshop is to orient midwifery researchers, and especially future researchers, as well as those in the global south, to connect, collaborate, and develop capacity in research aimed at improving maternal and newborn health outcomes globally. It is critical that the professions of midwifery and midwifery science develop strong collaborative networks and research capacity aimed at answering critical research questions whose answers can reduce preventable maternal and infant death and suffering. The QMNC Research Alliance has acquired the preliminary funding needed to build a global platform and to hire support staff to facilitate this work. This session will be interactive, guiding attendees to identify where their research interests and expertise aligns with the three priorities. Participants who continue to engage with the QMNC beyond this session will also be invited to publish on the process of working together via the QMNC online platform.