A dear Midwife friend of mine Carly, has put together a fantastic project called Merging Midwives.
They are halfway to raising the $10,000 they need for the educational project.
In her own words…
The story of the project
This is a unique project FOR midwives, created BY midwives.
Indonesian midwives from Bumi Sehat birth centre in Bali, Indonesia have been invited to travel to Perth, Australia for a midwifery study tour to further their education.
Bumi Sehat is a by-donation clinic that provides the most gentle, safe and culturally appropriate midwifery care in Indonesia. The clinic has a focus on reproductive health but also offers free general health care services to people of the local community.
Bumi Sehat provides humanitarian relief and has been a first responder after disasters in Indonesia, the Phillipines, Haiti and most recently in Nepal after the May 2015 earthquake.
Indonesia has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in South East Asia. It is well recognised that one of the key factors for improving maternal mortality rates is the attendance of skilled birth workers. The Bumi Sehat midwives are awesome! They rock. However, like most midwives from developing countries they have limited opportunities for continuing education. Professional development is virtually non-existent in Indonesia so midwives that want to improve their education face a huge challenge in accessing further training.
This is why I have designed this project.
To read the full project click here.
If you are not in a position to donate money, you can still help by spreading the word about this project. Or if you think you can help in any other way, please contact me on: firstname.lastname@example.org
What an inspiration!
I was blessed with fantastic midwives at both of my children’s births. These women (and less commonly) men are essential in our communities please consider donating to this project.
Blessings on all the babies!!