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Conference on Respectful Maternity Care

  On 23rd September we are hosting our largest and most important conference yet! It will focus on HUMAN RIGHTS DURING CHILDBIRTH and RESPECTFUL MATERNITY CARE with an aim to end harmful practices. It will be held in collaboration with the National Medical School and the largest teaching hospital in Honduras. 200 people will attend … Continue reading Conference on Respectful Maternity Care

Working with labour and delivery nurses in Gracias, Western Honduras

We finished our time in Gracias promoting respectful maternity care by running a practical session with the labour and delivery nurses. Silvia demonstrated simple techniques that could be used despite the nurses being incredibly busy! We also donated two birthing balls and a peanut ball. Leah, one of our volunteers, will stay in Gracias for … Continue reading Working with labour and delivery nurses in Gracias, Western Honduras

Workshop on respectful maternity care in Gracias, Western Honduras

On September 7th we visited Gracias, a small town in Western Honduras teaching both doctors and nurses about respectful maternity care. Silvia ran a workshop highlighting the scientific evidence behind respectful treatment of labouring women and gave practical advice on how to show compassionate care. It was a highly informative and fun morning as the pictures … Continue reading Workshop on respectful maternity care in Gracias, Western Honduras

Childbirth education classes in Tegucigalpa

On 5th September we started childbirth education classes for the teenage pregnancy clinic in the largest teaching hospital in Honduras. This hospital sees around 60 births a day. The project is vital as the hospital has a 40% teenage pregnancy rate. It will run over three months and local staff will be trained to continue the … Continue reading Childbirth education classes in Tegucigalpa

New training and seminars on respectful maternity care

Over the next few months we will be working intensely with the largest teaching hospital in Honduras and with the national medical school to implement our vision for respectful maternity care across Honduras. This will include childbirth education classes for the teenage pregnancy clinic, training for around 60 nurses involved in labour and delivery and … Continue reading New training and seminars on respectful maternity care

Gratitude

I am so happy and grateful to announce that we finally signed the contract for a grant with the German Embassy! This will allow us to carry out a huge campaign for respectful and compassionate maternity care along with promoting human rights in childbirth. (Photo: L-R, Silvia, the German Ambassador Beatrix Kania, Benjamin Erazo from … Continue reading Gratitude