Maternal Health Care in South Sudan with Annette Bennett
From the field hospital to a health system: Providing basic health care in the world’s youngest country is a great challenge.
We welcome visiting Midwife and scholar Annette Bennett to the Faculty of Health for a seminar on Maternal Health Care in South Sudan.
Following decades of war in South Sudan, this promising time of peace needs to focus on transitioning the health system from a reliance on informal workers to health professionals.
Annette is currently the Maternal Advisor to a humanitarian Non-Governmental Organization providing midwifery care, training and programmatic expertise at the Maban County Hospital, the only functional hospital in the Upper Nile State of South Sudan.
Her role includes increasing the number of professional midwives working in the north and east of the country, participating in curriculum revision for improved nursing and midwifery education and, since the Ebola outbreak in neighbouring DRC, Annette has been training health workers in infection prevention skills as part of the national taskforce for Ebola preparedness.
Catering will be provided for registered participants.