In partnership with the British Excessive Commissioner for Bangladesh, the Directorate Normal for Nursing and Midwifery (DGNM) and the United Nations Inhabitants Fund (UNFPA) organized an outreach seminar on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, within the auditorium of the DGNM in Dhaka, to share the findings. of two midwifery research in Bangladesh.
These two separate research centered on classes discovered from strengthening midwifery in Bangladesh and pathways to empowering ladies by way of midwifery training. The findings point out that UK authorities help helped the Bangladeshi authorities enhance deployment and use of certified midwives, enormously enhancing ladies’s entry to protected childbirth over the previous three years. In 2021, midwives, deployed in 403 Upazila Well being Complexes (UzHCs), carried out 87% of all deliveries in these UzHCs. In 2018, the proportion was solely 24.
The research additionally discovered that current midwifery training in Bangladesh is efficient and contributes to enhancing counseling and social expertise, and improves midwives’ interpersonal communications whereas caring for service recipients. Not like conventional midwives, skilled midwives can present extra institutional help for utilizing technology-based instruments for childbirth, making midwifery in Bangladesh extra reliable for service recipients.
The midwifery training curriculum enormously assists midwives in making very important choices when a state of affairs is crucial. Over the previous decade, neighborhood attitudes and acceptance of midwives have modified markedly. Immediately, rural residents search the companies of licensed midwives for childbirth and maternal care; they try to acquire help and recommendation from licensed midwives.
Mr. Md. Saiful Hassan Badal, the Honorable Secretary of the Medical Schooling and Household Welfare Division of the Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare honored the event as Chief Visitor. HE Mr. Robert Chatterton Dickson, British Excessive Commissioner to Bangladesh, Dr. Vibhavendra Raghuyamshi, Head of Well being, UNFPA, Bangladesh, Dr. Daniel Novac, First Secretary, Embassy of Sweden in Bangladesh attended the seminar with over 100 representatives from totally different ministries , improvement companions, implementing companies, midwifery establishments and midwifery college students. Ms. Siddika Akter, Director Normal, Directorate Normal for Nursing and Midwifery (DGNM), Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare (MoHFW), chaired the seminar.
Md. Saiful Hassan Badal, the Honorable Secretary of the Medical Schooling and Household Welfare Division of the Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare (MoHFW), stated
“The nationwide midwifery program has enormously contributed to the discount of maternal and neonatal deaths in addition to caesarean part charges in Bangladesh. The Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare has initiated the event of a cadre of worldwide customary skilled midwives “It was made potential by way of the sturdy dedication and help of our honorable Prime Minister. The federal government has opened the door to increased training for midwives. I imagine that midwives will play an essential function in enabling us to attain the SDGs by 2030.”
In his feedback, the British Excessive Commissioner, HE Robert Chatterton Dickson, stated:
“The UK has been an in depth improvement companion of Bangladesh since independence. Our joint effort to strengthen midwifery in Bangladesh builds on the Brit Bangla Bondhon of 5 many years for improvement.
“Immediately, virtually three,000 midwives are working within the public well being system and have delivered greater than 300,000 youngsters within the final 5 years. Virtually 500 midwives are serving within the Rohingya camps and others within the non-public sector, which that permits safer childbirth for girls and their infants world wide. Bangladesh”.
Throughout his speech, the British Excessive Commissioner highlighted the significance of empowering younger ladies by way of midwifery training, which helps ladies notice their potential and contribute to a wholesome society. He reiterated the UK Authorities’s precedence for girls and women in its new Worldwide Improvement Technique.
“I thank the Bangladeshi authorities and hope they are going to contemplate the suggestions that UK-backed research have put ahead to additional strengthen midwifery in Bangladesh,” she added.
Midwives play a crucial function in saving the lives of moms and newborns. The Bangladesh Nationwide Midwifery Program has efficiently enabled hundreds of moms to offer beginning usually. Contemplating the necessity for his or her companies throughout the nation, greater than 20,000 midwives are to be deployed in numerous well being amenities together with district and medical faculty hospitals within the close to future. To proceed these promising developments, the Authorities has created 5,000 new midwifery positions.”
Ms. Siddika Akter, Seminar Chair, Director Normal, Directorate Normal for Nursing and Midwifery (DGNM), Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare (MoHFW)
For a decade, UNFPA Bangladesh has been a dedicated UK implementing companion that’s enjoying a serious function in advancing midwifery in Bangladesh. Dr. Vibhavendra Raghuyamshi, UNFPA Chief of Well being, stated: “It has been an immense pleasure for UNFPA to take part in conducting these research, the findings of that are very invaluable. Skilled midwives not solely play a crucial function in stopping deaths and new child care, but in addition by offering household planning and gender-based violence response companies to susceptible ladies and women. We sit up for persevering with our partnership with the Authorities of Bangladesh, in addition to our beneficiant donors from the UK, Sweden and Canada to make sure that life-saving midwifery companies to be as intensive as potential in Bangladesh.