Events of Impact and Changes in midwifery's landscape
The Controversy Over Centralizing Maternity Care in Germany
The German government's plan to centralize maternity care in specialized hospitals is facing opposition from midwife associations. Critics argue that the proposal, aimed at ensuring quality, neglects geographic and economic factors, affecting accessibility and putting families at risk.
#Germany #Midwifery #maternal health
Queensland Midwives Rally for Maternity Safety
Midwives in Queensland rally at parliament, demanding urgent funding to address a severe crisis in maternity wards. They call attention to unsafe conditions, impacting the wellbeing of mothers and infants.
#Australia #maternal health #Midwifery #support midwives
The Future of Midwifery: A Concern Among Parents
Amidst rising concerns about maternal care, Swedish Hospital in Lincoln Square has announced the merger of its esteemed midwifery program with its obstetrics department. This decision prompts a broader conversation about the future of maternal healthcare and the importance of patient choice.
#maternal health #life matters #Midwifery #pressure on midwives #support midwives #United States
Addressing Maternal Health Disparities: The Rise of Midwifery Care in California
As racial disparities in maternal mortality rates persist in California, a growing number of Black women are turning to midwifery care as a solution. This article delves into this trend, exploring the driving factors, the role of midwives and doulas, and the challenges they face, all against the backdrop of a broader movement towards health equity.
#United States #disparities #maternal health #midwife-led care
UN Conference Aims to Combat Hunger in Africa with $2.4 Billion
Millions of people in the Horn of Africa are suffering from severe shortages of essential resources such as food, water, and medicine. In an effort to alleviate their suffering, the United Nations (UN) has secured pledges totaling $2.4 billion at a donor conference held in New York. However, it is uncertain whether this amount will be sufficient to address the magnitude of the crisis.
#life matters #healthcare
Auckland midwife accused of professional misconduct and wrongful claims
Midwife in Auckland has been accused of professional misconduct after allegedly wrongfully claiming $197,000 from the Ministry of Health and not being present at the birth of 36 patients.
#New Zealand #Midwifery #Governance #legal
Canberrans Encouraged to Nominate Local Nurses and Midwives for 2023 ACT Excellence Awards
The ACT Nurses and Midwives Excellence Awards is an annual event that recognizes the contributions and excellence of nurses and midwives in Canberra. This year, the public is encouraged to nominate nurses and midwives who have made a positive and long-lasting impact in their care. Nominations are currently open and will close on 6 March 2023.
#Australia #Midwifery #support midwives