Since 2007, The University of British Columbia (UBC) Global Placement Program has been working with Nepal health care workers in urban and rural services to foster reciprocal learning and build a partnership to better maternal and infant mortality in that country. Representatives from UBC first travelled to Nepal in 2007, with the first UBC student group participating in 2010. The Midwifery Society of Nepal (MIDSON) was created in 2010, and the Global Placement Program has been working under its umbrella ever since.
In April and May 2023, a small group of students and UBC Midwifery faculty will be travelling to and working in Nepal for a six-week period. During this time they will visit multiple locations, both urban and rural, to help further midwifery pre-service and in-service education and training in the country, while also gaining valuable clinical experience which will apply to midwifery practice in Canada. The Global Placement Program allows students to learn about the healthcare system in low and middle income countries and gain experience working in low-resource settings alongside local midwives and physicians.
In order to successfully conduct this placement, the group requires supplies such as teaching aids, presenter honoraria and materials for midwifery workshops, and aid for in-country transport and guides, such as cost for vehicles, drivers and translators. UBC Midwifery has also supported a Nepalese partner to co-present at the International Confederation of Midwives’ Triennial Congress in June 2023.
The UBC Midwifery program greatly appreciates any aid which can be provided so that they can continue to grow this valuable international relationship, and to continue to educate UBC Midwifery students in low-resource care.
To support the 2023 UBC Global Placement, please donate here; tax receipts will be provided.
For more information about the Global Placement Program, please see here.
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