Where is the year going to? It has been an incredibly busy 5 months. After the trip to Port Moresby, Sara has been busy working at the WA HEalth Department writing a midwifery continuing education curriculum for developing nations. Global Health Alliance WA www.globalhealthalliance.com.au are part of the Nursing and Midwifery Office in the Health Department and have a strong relationship supporting nursing and midwifery education in Tanzania. She will be travelling to Tanzania next month to deliver the course and evaluate how well it is recevied by the local Tanzanian midwives. Fingers crossed it all goes well!
The plan is to eventually be able to take the curriculum to PNG as there is a recognised gap in continuing professional development of midwives there too. The course will be a wonderful addition to the work Living Child are already doing supporting local midwives and village birth attendants.
Living CHild are planning a trip to PNG in August. As more details are available we will share them with you.
Our inaugural AGM was a success and the Board has 6 enthusiastic members each with amazing talents to share. More details about each Board member will be published in the next newsletter which is currently under construction.
Sweetfayz Cake Designer, Stephanie Wilmot, has kindly offered to organise a fundraising High Tea for Living Child. She has recruited a team of helpers and it is sure to be a very special event with raffles and door prizes as well as scrumptious sweet treats. Seats are limited and tickets can be purchased on our website www.livingchildinc.com.
Today Sara had a call from Vivien, the village birth attendant who has stayed in touch and reports back about the use of birthing kits. Vivien says she has used all her kits up and needs some more. She says that she has saved many lives because she uses the kit and also now understands what to do to prevent bleeding once the baby is born. We are looking forward to meeting up with Vivien again to hear her stories.