MamaNatalie taking part in the International Day of Midwives 2012
The International Day of Midwives on May 5th is a day that is celebrated by midwifes around the world. Like last year, MamaNatalie took part in this celebration, this year in Stavanger (Norway) and Dhaka (Bangladesh).
In Stavanger, midwives gathered in the city center to inform about the work of midwives. Wearing MamaNatalie birthing simulator, they simulated births and gave people passing by a chance to be "midwives", deliver the newborn simulator NeoNatalie and learn how simple and low-cost interventions can help save mothers and babies on the day of birth.
A team from Laerdal Global Health attended the Asia Regional Meeting on Interventions for Impact in Essential Obstetric and Newborn Care in Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 3-6. Helping Babies Breathe, MamaNatalie, and Helping Mothers Survive all had a prominent place in the conference program and raised a lot of interest among the nearly 400 maternal and child health experts from countries in Asia and Middle-East who attended the meeting.
On the International Day of Midwives, the newly established Bangladesh Midwifery Association paraded through Dhaka city center in the morning rush hours to promote midwifery services. Later in the day, Laerdal Global Health gave them a MamaNatalie birthing simulator in support of their ambitious plans for rolling out midwifery training in Bangladesh. The gift was deeply appreciated among the midwives, who had seen MamaNatalie for the first time during this conference and all were very excited about the potential MamaNatalie has as a tool to support their training programs and make the training more efficient.
Ida Neuman and Tore Laerdal from Laerdal Global Health giving a MamaNatalie birthing simulator to representatives from the Bangladesh Midwifery Association on the International Day of Midwives in Dhaka, Bangladesh.