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International Maternity: Women's Bodies, Women's Rights
Fri 5 May 2017, 09:00 – 16:30 BST
Welcome to the annual Kingston University and St George's University of London International Day of the Midwife conference. Our conference this year addresses contemporary issues in global maternity care and brings together a fantastic arrray of speakers from a variety of backgrounds. All proceeds from the event will go to Maternity Worldwide, our chosen charity.
About Maternity Worldwide
Maternity Worldwide’s vision is of a world in which all women and their babies can access safe and appropriate childbirth regardless of where they live. They work with communities and their partners to identify and develop appropriate and effective ways to reduce maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity, to facilitate communities to access quality, skilled maternity care and to support the provision of quality skilled care.
9.00 Arrival & registration
9.30 Welcome from Student Midwife Bethan Forbes & Maternity Worldwide
10.00 Why human rights in childbirth matter - Rebecca Schiller, Chief Executive, Birthrights
10.50 COFFEE BREAK
11.15 ‘A Woman’s Place…’ : Moving from the margins towards the centre of care during the turbulent twentieth century - Dr. Janette Allotey, Former Midwife, Chair of De Partu: History of Childbirth Research Group
12.00 Preventing HIV in neonates - Emma France, European Director, Mothers 2 Mothers
13.30 A global perspective on rights, birth and advocacy - Brigid McConville, White Ribbon Alliance UK
14.00 ‘Waiting for the sun to rise’ the challenges of being a pregnant refugee woman in the UK. What are the solutions? - Rose McCarthy, Regional Volunteer Coordinator, Refugee Council and Dr. Melanie Haith-Cooper, Director of Post Graduate Research, Faculty of Health Studies, University of Bradford. Presenting with Experts by Experience – Refugee Council Volunteers Diana Flores and Dasha Pluto
14.30 COFFEE BREAK
15.00 Rose McCarthy, Dr. Melanie Haith-Cooper, Diana Flores and Dasha Pluto continued
15.30 Pregnancy in conflict-affected settings - Natasha Howard, Assistant Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
16.00 Closing remarks
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
A limited amount of parking is available on site for students and staff with Kingston University parking permits. The closest station is Norbiton Station and regular buses run to and from the station and Kingston Hill campus.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please bring your ticket to registration in the morning.