Twinning in Nepal: the Royal College of Midwives UK and the Midwifery Society of Nepal working in partnership.

Ireland, J., Van Teijlingen, E. and Kemp, J,, 2015. Twinning in Nepal: the Royal College of Midwives UK and the Midwifery Society of Nepal working in partnership. Journal of Asian Midwives, 2 (1), 26 - 33 .

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Abstract

The midwifery association of the United Kingdom, the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), has twinned with the Midwifery Society of Nepal (MIDSON) to help strengthen the latter association, through its Global Midwifery Twinning Project (GMTP). The GMTP aims to strengthen midwifery and develop leadership, advocacy, and campaigning skills both at the level of the association and at the individual midwife level. Reciprocity is an important aspect of twinning as the RCM also hopes to strengthen midwifery in the UK through greater engagement of its members and a raised profile of global maternal and new-born health. This paper describes the importance of collaboration between established national midwifery organisations and newly established ones. It includes a case study outlining the experience of a UK midwifery volunteer in Nepal. The paper ends with some thoughts on the effects of the GMTP project on midwifery in Nepal.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2409-2290
Uncontrolled Keywords:International cooperation, development, empowerment, midwifery profession, Asia
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:School of Health and Social Care
ID Code:22111
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:15 Jun 2015 15:26
Last Modified:17 Jun 2015 09:02

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