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International Maternity: Women's Bodies, Women's Rights

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Lawley Lecture Theatre

Kingston Hill

Kingston upon Thames

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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.

Schedule

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

12.30 LUNCH

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

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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.

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