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International Confederation of Midwives Announces 2016 Research Award Winners by katty : December 10, 2016, 01:04:10 PM
The International Confederation of Midwives has announced the winners of the 2016 Research grants. Meet the winners:

Marie Goubran, Education and Research. We are happy to present the winners, the title and summary of their proposed research.
The awards includes:-
- US$7,000 contribution towards their research project
- Full sponsorship (travel including cost for visa application, hotel accommodation, congress registration, and per diem) for the ICM Triennial Congress in Toronto 18-22 June, 2017, where they will have the opportunity to present their work.
- Opportunity to publish their research in the International Journal of Childbirth (IJC)

The Marie Goubran Award

This is a memorial award established to recognize midwives in countries with  special needs and limited funding opportunities, who demonstrate similar leadership and commitment, specifically in healthy baby development. There was no winner for this category this year.

The Research Award Winners

The purpose is to promote midwifery research that enhances and documents evidence based midwifery practice and to further develop midwifery research capacity, the award seek to support midwives to engage in research and recognize midwives who have taken an active role in conducting research or dissemination thereof through conferences and other channels.

Loreto Pantoja Manzanares, Colegio de Matronas de Chile

Title of proposal:
Multicentre Study to Prevalance of Domestic Violence in Women attending Primary Health Centres during Pregnancy and Postpartum: Association with characteristics of the victim.

Summary  of the research

Violence is a serious problem of Public Health and human rights violations in Latin America and the Caribbean, especially in groups that are more vulnerable because of subordination, hierarchies and inequalities of power and gender;- this group involves women , Girls, the disabled and the elderly. The general objective of the reaserch is to determine the prevalence of domestic violence in women who are attended at Primary Health Centers in 4 Latin American countries during gestation and postpartum and their association with characteristics of the victim.

Bupe Mwamba, Midwives Association of Zambia (MAZ)

Tittle of proposal:
Implementation of a Perinatal Problem Identification Program (PPIP) in the tertiary and secondary hospitals of Zambia

Summary of research

The project seeks to improve perinatal and maternal health care audits in the tertiary and secondary hospitals of Zambia using the Perinatal Problem Identification Programme (PPIP).

Some of the objectives of the research are to train adequate numbers of midwives, obstetricians and or assistants with knowledge on PPIP such that accurate data collection can occur in the select institutions. This will ultimately reduce the hours staff spend conducting manual audits and significantly reduce or possibly eliminate the need for a statistician to provide analysis. Moreover, to improve collection of information on numbers of deliveries, stillbirths, early and late neonatal deaths, and maternal deaths allowing rates to be almost instantly calculated at any time and easily calculated at intervals to show trends. Data reflecting antenatal care, morbidity markers, delivery methods, age, parity, multiples, HIV and other infectious diseases will also be collected.

Elke Slagt-Tichelman, Royal Dutch Midwives Association (KNOV)

Tittle of proposal:
Obstetric Care and mother to infant bonding

Summary of research

The aim this project is to provide midwives use up-to-date, evidence based knowledge of mother-child bonding. With the research proposal, the researcher aims to investigate psychosocial aspects of maternal and newborn care to contribute to the prevention of impairments in mother-to-infant bonding and consequent problems in child development. For a midwife this is important to know, because on the basis of the risk for suboptimal bonding she can improve policy. She can encourage women who are at risk of suboptimal bonding to have themselves more intensely exposed to positive experiences (e.g. ultrasounds in pregnancy, skin to skin contact). And to observe if there are any negative factors which can be avoided.

Zahra Sultani, Afghanistani Midwives Associaition (AMA)

Tittle of proposal:
What we do?, what women want? Perceptions and experiences' of Afghanistan health providers and women on birth positioning as a women's right; an exploratory study from Afghanistan.

Summary of research

It is the accepted practice at facility births in Afghanistan that women are not allowed to choose their position during labor/birth and they typically have to give birth in lithotomy position. Some women are not aware of their rights regarding choices for other positions. Traditional birth attendants “Daya” in Afghanistan perform delivery in various positions such as: upright, sitting, kneeling, lateral and squat but health provider in health facility don’t perform delivery in other positions, It is so important to find the barriers, knowledge of health providers, understand women’s perception and about their (needs) rights during childbirth in relation to birth positioning and to show the acceptancy and satisfaction of these positions by women and providers.
The Education Award Winners

As an encouragement and example for midwifery educators, the award seeks to recognize midwives who created innovative educational programs and original, easily reproducible ways of basic (pre-service) and/or post graduate (in-service) midwifery education.

Violet Kaonga, Association of Malawian Midwives (AMAM)

Tittle of proposal:
Improving midwifery education in Malawi by using mentorship programs in clinical setting, and focusing on the skills of teaching midwifery

Summary of research

The aim of the project is to improve midwifery education by equipping midwives working in rural health facilities with knowledge, skills and appropriate attitudes in teaching and learning of level three student midwives in the clinical practice. This will improve midwifery care because students will be properly guided, and in return, women and their neonates will get good and quality midwifery care because of the effort students put in order to succeed in their learning. It will also ease the workload on the clinical midwives because level three students are finalists who work under minimal supervision.

Kleyde Ventura de Souza, Brasilian Associaition of Midwives and Nurse-Midwives

Tittle of proposal:
Developing a following and evaluation process for Nurses-Midwives Courses of Specialization (CEEO-Rede Cegonha II), having by reference the guidelines proposed by ICM with bases on the Tools to fortifying Obstetrics, published by OPAS in 2014.

Summary of research

The reality in Brazil, with alarming rates of cesareans, the major in World and beyond the recommendation of World Health Organization (WHO), has been pointing the need of a new model, one that treats the process of child-birth inside social context, culture, humanity and gender, respecting women and their physiology of child-birth. Health professionals, in general, and nurses, in particular, need to receive women,trying to understand the multiplous means of gestation and child-birth; and, the nurses, because of their formation on caring, have the potencial to do this process. While facing this reality, the Nursing School of Federal University of Minas Gerais (EEUFMG) took the challange of giving the Nurses-Midwives Courses of Specialization (CEE0- Rede Cegonha), in partnership with Universities of all country and funded by the Health Ministry (MS).

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