Developing full scope midwifery and continuum of midwifery care during pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and newborn care decreases maternal and infant mortality, morbidity and disabilities.
- Strengthen midwife education by developing curricula.
- Implement evidence-based theory, practices and recommendations in midwifery education and care.
- Upgrade academic and pedagogic skills of midwife educators.
- Update midwifery skills and know-how of professionals.
- Create modern socioculturally sensitive training material for professionals and families.
- Promote dignified and respectful high quality midwifery care culture.
Quality maternal and newborn care can avert a total of 83% of all preventable maternal deaths, stillbirths and newborn deaths. Healthy nations are built by encouraging professionals to practice women and family centered care. This will empower the woman to become a key role player in society.
Introducing the Lancet Series on Midwifery (See complete video by clicking here!)
In this video, the background and central findings of the Lancet Series on Midwifery is discussed. Their key finding, based on decades of research in maternity health care, is this:
“Midwifery is a vital solution to the challenges of providing high-quality maternal and newborn care for all women and newborn infants, in all countries.”
EU, Erasmus +, Capacity Building in Higher Education.
Partners and co-operators
Finland (Tampere University of Applied Sciences), Slovenia (Univerza v Ljubljani and Univerza Na Primorskem Universita Del Litorale), Vietnam (University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City and Truong Dai Hoc Dieu Duong Nam Dinh) and Cambodia (University of Health Sciences and Health Science Institute of Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, Pnom Penh).
Here is the organization chart of the project. Click on picture (opens in a new tab) to see the larger document as a PDF. In that document is also visible the oranization charts of each university.
Theory and methodology of the project
We use expansive learning and participatory research methodology in all work packages in our project. Learning by expanding and participatory methodology is a creative type of learning in which learners join their forces to create something new. The metaphor of expansion depicts the multidirectional movement of learners reconceptualizing and transforming their activities. We all working in the project and beneficiaries are learners, we learn from each other. Learning is always in active motion. We use active learning methods like different variations of problem-based learning, case-based learning, flipped learning, a lot of simulations, groupwork etc. Target is to develop academic skills and evidence-based midwifery of participating (midwife) teachers, and students become secondary beneficiary group. We invite also stakeholders, working midwives to Evidence-based midwifery skills training.