Issue 12
Monday, 31 July 2017
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Northern Territory midwives and students are fundraising to bring their Indonesian colleagues to Darwin
Northern Territory midwives and students are fundraising to bring their Indonesian colleagues to Darwin

Call to help Bali midwives attend NT conference

By Ellie Turner

Northern Territory midwives and students are fundraising to bring their Indonesian colleagues to Darwin to attend a conference as part of a clinical and cultural exchange program between the university and two midwifery schools.

CDU staff and students, who will host 28 midwives and students from Bali in their homes, have launched a GoFundMe page with an $8000 target to help cover expenses for the visiting midwives.

Midwifery senior lecturer Angela Bull said they would attend the Australian College of Midwives NT Branch conference “Midwifery in a changing world: Women, Birth and Culture” in November and experience tours and training at CDU and Royal Darwin Hospital.

“They will have access to professional development to enable them to continue to address the complex issues around providing woman-centred care in the face of significant perinatal mortality,” she said.

Ms Bull said enabling students to explore the similarities and differences between Australian and Indonesian midwifery practices would enhance their clinical skills and critical thinking.

“The way Indonesian midwives embed their culture into their practice is an area we can learn from, and we hope to share our practices of evidence-based and woman-centred care with them,” she said.

Ms Bull is coordinating raffles and BBQ fundraisers along with the GoFundMe page, and has asked people to share the link on social media.

To donate, visit W: www.gofundme.com/bali-midwives-in-darwin