MIDRED’s first study presented at the European Midwifery Association 7th Educational Conference

European Midwifery Association 7th Educational Conference

Caroline Badzi, PhD, University of Ghana and Project Manager Berit Mortensen, PhD, Oslo Metropolitan University, presented the preliminary results of our first MIDRED study, at the EMA 7th Educational Conference in Athens. Our Palestinian colleagues were unable to attend because of the ongoing Israeli hostilities against the Palestinians.

Background: OsloMet’s Masterprogram in Midwifery piloted Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) in our Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights & Women’s’ Health course, by including our NORHEDII partners at University of Ghana and Birzeit University, Palestine.

Our presentation were very well received, and engaged the audience who had several interesting questions on how we conducted the COIL and used continuous evaluation to improve the design of the course

After presenting the study we presented two slides giving attention to the despair of our midwife colleagues, pregnant women, children and mothers in Gaza. We invited the audience to contemplate in one minutes silence. Afterwards many tearful midwives came and showed us gratitude for not being silent about the ongoing catastrophe.

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