PNG Midwifery Leadership - Aussie Buddies - April 2019

PNG Midwifery Leadership - Aussie Buddies - April 2019

Helen Hall

Communicating with Buddies:

Meetings are held with Aussie Buddies at least every other month to engage and track progress.

There has been mixed success with maintaining contact with the PNG Buddies.  There has been some discussion regarding possible barriers to communication such as technology although most buddies are managing regular contact.

Projects

The projects are a mechanism to collaborate. Working across countries requires flexibility and the ability to adapt projects as they are further scoped out. There is general progress across all projects and more will be updated in coming months.

Article for ACM newsletter

Buddy pairs will write a small reflection or Australian Midwifery News. The aim to have it included in the September issue so that it comes out prior to the next workshop in November 2019.

ACM Conference 2019

An abstract has been submitted to ACM National Conference (Helen Hall, Julie Kep, Jennifer Pyakalyia, Judi Brown, Ann Kinnear, Ruth King & Afzal Mahmood) and plans are underway to catch up ​with Aussie Buddies who are attending the ACM ​conference in Canberra ​in September.

ICM 32nd Triennial Congress 2020

An abstract has been submitted to ICM Congress in Bali 2020 (Helen Hall, Julie Kep, Jennifer Pyakalyia, Judi Brown, Ann Kinnear, Ruth King & Afzal Mahmood).

Find more information on ACM's Papua New Guinea (PNG) Leadership Buddy Program here


Additional information
The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) is the peak professional body for midwives in Australia who are registered with, and regulated by, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). The ACM’s position is that women be attended during pregnancy, birth and postnatally by a midwife who is registered with the NMBA.