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‘Midwives and Safe Motherhood: Promoting Respectful Care of Women’ at Bar Harbor library

Event organizer: Melinda Rice
Event Date & Time: January 24, 2019 7:00 pm until January 24, 2019 8:00 pm
Contact email: mrice@jesuplibrary.org

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 mrice@jesuplibrary.org.