Midwifery Volunteerism in Developing Countries
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 7:13PM
Ian Penwell in Safe Motherhood, midwifery, poverty, training

 Classes are filling up fast. The next trainings will be in Boise and Portland this August and focus on the advanced skills midwives can acquire to meet the health needs of women and newborns who must give birth in situations of extreme poverty (which is the majority of women and newborn in the world, by the way). Many people may not see it from where they live, but if we can move ourselves enough to look outside our own doors and past our own walls, we will realize that the current condition of the world IS poverty. As midwives shouldn't we be prepared to assist and protect childbirth wherever we are most needed? World Health Organization thinks so; they have been issuing pleas for more midwives trained to deal with the needs of women in developing nations for years.

 This August's class will address current research and practice recommendations from WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, USAID, and other leading institutes of global health


See the below brochure for information on the upcoming seminar, or visit this website for complete information on all classes: http://www.mercyinaction.com/midwifery-volunteerism-seminar/



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