Meet Italian midwife, Mavì Puglia, who has been volunteering in the Maternity Worldwide office.
Mavì Puglia, first met Maternity Worldwide during a voluntary placement in Malawi and wanted to finish her volunteering with us in the Maternity Worldwide office to see how both sides of the charity run.
Here Mavì tells you a little bit about herself and her passion for maternal healthcare;
“My name is Mavì Puglia and I’m an Italian midwife. I met Maternity Worldwide during my experience as a volunteer in Malawi at the Pirimity Hospital. I have always embraced the vision of MW and I strongly believe in a world in which women and their newborns have access to quality care throughout the childbirth, wherever they live. I believe that to change the world we must change the way others come into the world, fighting maternal and neonatal mortality in developing countries and doing the best we can so that no woman should have to die giving birth, now and in the future. For this reason I decided to become a Maternity Worldwide volunteer and have been with the team in the offices to better understand how I can help Maternity Worldwide when I return to Italy.
Currently I’m studying at the University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore , in Rome to take a master degree in Nursing and Midwifery. This course gives me the skills to understand the economic and social health contexts, to do research and to have the organisational and clinical governance skills. Next year my final thesis will be about my experience with Maternity Worldwide.
During my time in the Maternity Worldwide office, I have done a lot of interesting things among which included reviewing the Country Plans for Malawi and Uganda and the translation of the Fundraising Pack and Muffins for Midwives resources into Italian. I am excited to use these next May to help to launch my fundraising activities!
Being a part of the Maternity Worldwide team really helped me to better understand how an NGO works from behind the scenes. My goal going forward, is to help Maternity Worldwide by supporting them in future research where possible, create links and relationships in Italy, and to establish future fundraising activities in Italy.”
We want to say a BIG thank you to Mavì for all of her hard work and support while she was with us. It was a joy to have her as part of our office team!