Webinar on "Midwifery Initiative: Training and Services in India - A Road Map
As part of the celebration of 75 years of India’s Independence – ‘Bharat Ka Amrut Mahotsav’, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal organized a Webinar on “Midwifery Initiative: Training and Services in India – A Road Map” on 31 May 2021 between 11.00 am and 12.00 noon on Microsoft Teams Platform. This webinar was organized for the benefit of clinical nurses, nurse educators and nursing students. Ms Pragati Sharma, World Health Organization(WHO) Consultant-Midwifery, WHO Headquarters supporting, WHO Country Office for India, focused on the need of midwifery, goals of midwifery initiative, Midwifery Led Care Units, and the importance of strengthening quality Midwifery education in India. She highlighted that investing in midwives can substantially reduce maternal-neonatal mortality, stillbirths and preterm deliveries.
Dr Judith A Noronha, Associate Dean & Professor, Dept. of OBG (N) MCON, MAHE Manipal gave the welcome address. Dr Sonia R B D’Souza, Professor & Head, Dept. of OBG (N) MCON, MAHE Manipal, introduced the speaker. Mrs Ranjani P, Assistant Professor-Senior Scale, Dept. of OBG (N) MCON, MAHE Manipal, coordinated the Q & A session and rendered the vote of thanks. Dr Sushmitha R Karkada, Assistant Professor-Senior Scale, Dept. of OBG (N) MCON, MAHE Manipal, moderated the webinar. Around 150 participants benefitted from this program.