Edge Hill University – International Day of the Midwife

edge hill universityOn May 5th, Dr Annette Briley (our Trustee and a Consultant Midwife) attended Edge Hill University celebration for International day of the Midwife as a guest speaker to give a presentation about Maternity Worldwide’s aims, objectives, achievements and projects.

The event was attended by student midwives and qualified midwives as well as other allied health care professionals.

Professor Dame Tina Lavender spoke about her experiences contributing to the global health agenda; Georgia Macad spoke about midwifery in the Philippines and Sian Hipwood spoke about her experiences during her 3rd year elective in Ghana.

The overriding themes of the importance of women’s status in communities, and access to adequate health care to ensure safe births resonated throughout all the presentations.

It was a great opportunity to promote the work of Maternity Worldwide especially Muffins for Midwives and we were delighted to be invited to take part.