BAR HARBOR — Certified Nurse Midwife Linda Robinson will have a talk about her time spent in Malawi at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 at 34 Mt. Desert Street. Robinson spent two years teaching midwifery at Kamuzu College of Nursing and implementing a model maternity ward at the college.
In Malawi, the chance that a woman will die in childbirth during her lifetime is 1 in 29, and there is a growing fear around health facilities because of abusive and disrespectful maternity care. Robinson worked with the Global Health Service Partnership to combat these problems by planning and implementing a model maternity ward to improve the student midwife experience, empower midwives to function as independent practitioners, promote respectful care of women and improve overall maternal/infant outcomes. Robinson also will talk about her work to help empower women in the country through teaching them jewelry-making and simple business skills.
For more information on the talk, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.