Globally, the call for the humanization of childbirth is loud and urgent. The amount of childbirth related trauma, the rates of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in BIPOC communities, and the lack of midwifery that is tailored to people of all genders, testify that we are getting something not quite right. Midwifery is often proposed as a way to ensure emotionally and physically safe care for all. While believing in the potential of midwifery, we must be radically critical of how midwifery itself is formed by past and present suppressive structures based on class, race, gender, and coloniality.
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This summer course will focus on urgent topics in global health ethics and equity. With an enthusiastic team of experts from all over the world, we will discuss the major challenges to health equity in the world at this moment as well as potential solutions. This programme is a collaboration between the University Medical Center Utrecht and the Royal Tropical Institute.
This summer course will provide a comprehensive overview of maternal, newborn and child health globally. With an enthusiastic team of experts from all over the world, we will discuss the major challenges which women and children in the world are facing, and we will look at potential solutions. This programme is a collaboration between the University Medical Center Utrecht (Julius Global Health, Wilhemina Children's Hospital), Amsterdam Centre for Global Child Health (ACGCH) and the Dutch Working Party on International Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health.