Project

Background

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.

Goals

  • 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.

Impact

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.”

Funding

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).