Help support midwifery research in Malawi
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Help us sponsor Malawian midwives to present their research at the LAMRN annual conference and facilitate the opportunity to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes within the country More ...

In August we travelled to Malawi to attend the Lugina Africa Midwifery Research Network (LAMRN) workshops and to gain experience and an understanding of midwifery practice within the country.

 

LAMRN is a network dedicated to helping facilitate better maternal health outcomes in Africa by improving care for women and babies through the development of evidence-based practice in maternity. The aim of the LAMRN project is to work with midwives in target countries (including Malawi) to identify country level maternal health research priorities. So far, the project has supported midwives to identify areas where research is needed, and to develop various studies to improve maternity outcomes.

 

The first LAMRN annual conference is due to take place in March 2015 in Tanzania. The aim of the conference is to create a platform for all researchers in midwifery under the LAMRN project and beyond to share research findings and recommendations with other midwives, healthcare practitioners and partners. Unfortunately, this opportunity relies on funding to allow the midwives to attend. The flights have already been funded, however the registration fee for these midwives is $250, which is not covered within the projects budget. Consequently, a majority will miss out on this valuable opportunity.

 

We are hoping to raise enough money to sponsor at least 3 midwives to attend the conference and present the projects that they have spent the last 2 years working towards.

 

Within Malawi, the maternal and neonatal mortality rate is exceedingly high, a reality that we experienced first hand while on placement. Furthering the standard of evidence-based practice is therefore paramount in order to achieve an improved result of care and statistics within Malawi. We would be grateful if you could help us achieve our aim and give whatever you can spare, no matter how little :)

Thanks,

Kaya Collingwood and Emily Marler

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