‘Epoch-making’ paper on importance of handwashing goes to auction
A scientific journal covering a Hungarian doctor ’s discovery is up for sale, alongside a letter from Edward Jenner, apologising for a delay in vaccine supplyAfter the last year, handwashing is anything but a novelty. But a 19th-century Hungarian doctor ’s “epoch-making” – and controversial – announcement on the importance of clean hands is going up for auction.Ignaz Semmelweis was a young house officer at the first obstetrical clinic of the Vienna General Hospital ’s teaching unit. In 1847, he spotted that there was an extremely high rate of maternal and neonatal mortality in one ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 8, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alison Flood Tags: Manuscripts and letters Books Science Culture Vaccines and immunisation Health Source Type: news

Getting to Better than Normal in a Post-COVID-19 World
Delegates at an online conference organised by APDA and AFPPD looked at ways to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls. By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Apr 6 2021 (IPS) Girls in Asia don’t want to go back to normal – they want to go “back to better than normal”, says Zara Rapoport, a delegate during an online seminar on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender. The seminar, held this week, was organised by the Asian Forum for Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) and the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA). It focused on the impact of ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Environment Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

Health Workers Are Essential, During the Pandemic and Beyond
By Polly Dunford, President and Chief Executive Officer, IntraHealth InternationalApril 05, 2021We’ve all heard the term“health worker heroes.” But really, they’re health workerhumans.Health workers are just people, like us. They’ve been working in incredibly challenging situations, especially during the past year. They’re not magic. They don’t have superpowers that let them never sleep or make them invincible against disease. They’re real people. They’re people who have families and hobbies and needs—inside and outside of work.If 2020 taught us anything, it&rsq...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: SwitchPoint World Health Worker Week 2021 Year of the Health and Care Worker Global health security Health Workforce & Systems Source Type: news

Namibia: The Joys and Fears of Being a Midwife
[Namibian] "It is such a rewarding feeling to see a new life arriving." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yemeni midwives help deliver hope during Ramadan
SANA'A, Yemen – Often heard throughout the global pandemic is that essential workers cannot work from home. But the world ’s worst humanitariancrisis calls for extraordinary measures. In a country ravaged by conflict, where only half of health facilities are operable and only one in five of those remaining offer maternal care, midwives are carving out space in their homes for makeshift maternity clinics. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

The future regulation of nurse and midwife education
The requirement for student nurses and midwives to spend such a large amount of hours in clinical practice during their training has long been contentious. Critics of this regulation argue that nursing purports to be an evidence-based profession, how can we continue to insist upon such a burden for students, educators and mentors which has no basis in evidence? Others insist a lengthy grounding in clinical practice is essential for students to gain experience and put their academic learning into practice. What’s certain is that the current model is creaking loudly at the seams. Pressures on clinicians make adequately...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 31, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Hassan Govia Tags: Article Source Type: news

More than  half NHS and social care staff in London considering quitting over pandemic impact
NHS and social care staff in London have revealed that they feel let down by the government and unable to cope with work-related stress, according to a survey published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. The findings are based on responses from over 2,000 health and care workers ​across the capital, including nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants, as well as ambulance and administration staff, says UNISON. Seven in ten staff ​responding to the survey (70%) said they’d been so overwhelmed by work-related stress they felt unable to cope. And over half (54%) admitted they’d consi...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 31, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release london NHS Stress Source Type: news

Create colourful window displays to support NHS staff on pay rise due date, say health unions  
Families and individuals across the UK are being urged by health unions to create colourful window displays in their homes and workplaces today (Thursday) to show support for NHS staff on the day they should have been getting a pay rise. Artworks designed by children’s illustrators and writers are part of a growing collection of posters available to download from a campaign page designed by the 14 unions, who between them represent more than a million health workers across the UK. This includes drawings from Nick Sharratt, whose books include Shark in the Park, Ketchup on Your Cornflakes? and the You C...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 31, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea NHS pay rise windows Source Type: news

Ann Kurth reappointed dean of Yale School of Nursing
An epidemiologist and clinically trained nurse midwife, Kurth ’s second five-year term will begin July 1. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Understanding stalking among university students in Ghana: a mixed-methods study - Zagurny ESF, Compton SD, Dzomeku V, Cannon LM, Omolo T, Munro-Kramer ML.
The purpose of this study is to explore experiences of stalking behaviors among midwifery students at one Ghanaian university, as well as their association with mental health disorders. Specifically, this study had the following three aims: (a) to identify... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

View: As rich countries reel from COVID-19, is wealth really an indicator of good healthcare?
HII ranks countries based on availability of physicians, dentists, nursing and midwifery personnel, pharmacists, hospital beds, number of hospitals and skilled healthcare professionals such as anaesthesiologists, radiologists, etc, all of which are normalised with respect to the population. Additionally, HII accounts for variables such as money spent on account of healthcare activities by governments. India gets a lower rank — 113th out of 184 countries. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA researchers digitize massive collection of folk medicine
A project more than 40 years in the making,the Archive of Healing is one of the largest databases of medicinal folklore from around the world. UCLA Professor David Shorter has launched an interactive, searchable website featuring hundreds of thousands of entries that span more than 200 years, and draws from seven continents, six university archives, 3,200 published sources, and both first and second-hand information from folkloric field notes.The entries address a broad range of health-related topics including everything from midwifery and menopause to common colds and flus. The site aims to preserve Indigenous knowledge a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Shrewsbury baby deaths prompt midwife recruitment drive
The BBC understands as many as 1,000 more midwives and 80 obstetrics consultants will be hired in England. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Motherhood on the brink: Pregnant women in Yemen under famine and violence
CRATER, Yemen –  “It was the morning of a normal working day before fighting escalated close to the hospital. I heard a mother screaming at the gate,” midwife Shrook Khalid Saeed told UNFPA this week at the Al Shaab Hospital in the district of Crater, in Yemen. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Ethical dilemmas and legal ambivalence affects the midwives' perception for providing sexual and reproductive health consultation to women with intellectual disability
Commentary on: H ö glund B and Larsson M. Ethical dilemmas and legal aspects in contraceptive counselling for women with intellectual disability —Focus group interviews among midwives in Sweden. J Appl Res Intellect Disabil 2019;33:1558–66. Context Although United Nations conventions dictate equal rights to sexual and reproductive health for women with intellectual disability (ID),1 there are disparities faced by these women when acces sing such care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid inquiry needed to ​learn pandemic lessons and prevent ​future frontline worker ​deaths
There must be a full public inquiry into the government​’s handling of the Covid crisis as soon as the worst of the pandemic is over​, says UNISON today (Tuesday) on the anniversary of the first lockdown. The union​ – which represents ​1.3m NHS, care and ​other public service workers, including porters, midwives and refuse collectors – wants any investigation to enable the voices of frontline staff to be heard, for lessons to be learned and those responsible for failings to be held to account. UNISON also urged people to take a mom...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 23, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus Source Type: news

Peter Dunn obituary
Pioneer of perinatal medicine who brought about dramatic improvements in the survival chances and wellbeing of babiesThe paediatrician and perinatologist Peter Dunn, who has died aged 91, introduced many innovations and developments that contributed to the dramatic improvements seen over the last half century in the survival, with no increased long-term impairment, of pre-term (and term) babies.Largely due to his influence, newborn care emerged from its previous neglect to become a key specialty in paediatrics and child health; teamwork between obstetricians, midwives, neonatal paediatricians, nurses and others also benefi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Brent Taylor Tags: Medical research People in science Childbirth Health & wellbeing Children's health Society Source Type: news

Public shows support for NHS staff over pay, says UNISON
Thousands of households have demonstrated their support for health workers this evening (Thursday) by taking part in a nationwide slow handclap protest against the government’s stance on NHS pay, says UNISON. UNISON, alongside other health unions and the TUC, organised the event so the public could show the chancellor and prime minister they back a fair deal for NHS staff. The union thanked those who took to their doorsteps and balconies to slow handclap the government over its proposed 1% rise for NHS staff, as set out in its evidence to the NHS pay review body. Further campaign activity wil...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 12, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release NHS pay rise slow handclap Source Type: news

Biden Administration Takes Action Through HHS to Increase Number of Vaccinators
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) used its authority under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to expand the pool of qualified professionals authorized to prescribe, dispense, and administer COVID-19 vaccines. This action authorizes dentists, EMTs, midwives, optometrists, paramedics, physician assistants, podiatrists, respiratory therapists, and veterinarians, as well as medical and other healthcare students with proper training and supervision to serve as vaccinators. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - March 12, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

From child bride to midwife saving lives of Afghan mothers
CHISHTI SHARIF, Herat province, Afghanistan –  At 14, she was married. By her 15th birthday, she had borne her first child. But Amina Mansoory’s story does not end in the way all too common with early marriage and childbearing. “Although my father wed me off early, he told my husband-to-be and in-laws not to prevent me from attending scho ol,” said Ms. Mansoory, now 23 and a mother of two.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

How This Ugandan Health Center Is Keeping Health Workers and Clients Safe during COVID-19
By Irene Mirembe, Knowledge management manager, IntraHealth International Catherine, a midwife at Ochero Health Center III, adapted quickly to continue providing high-quality maternal and child health services to mothers who come to the health center. Photo by Irene Mirembe for IntraHealth International.March 07, 2021By March 2020, most countries around the world had shut down. The COVID-19 pandemic was rapidly spreading and, in Uganda, only a few essential health services could be provided due to pandemic restrictions.Even before the global pandemic, many women and girls struggled to access high-quality maternal healt...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health COVID-19 Maternal, Newborn, Child Health International Women ' s Day 2021 Year of the Health and Care Worker Health Workers Source Type: news

Malawi: Nurses Body Condemns Attacks on Frontline Healthcare Workers - 'Hopes for Justice'
[Nyasa Times] The National Organisation of Nurses and Midwives of Malawi (NONM) has condemned escalating incidences of social media attacks on nurses, midwives and other healthcare workers due to false rumours surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Women Leaders Have Shaped Our Response to COVID-19
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth InternationalMarch 08, 2021At IntraHealth International, we’re lucky to work with amazing women leaders every day. At every level of the organization, in every country we work, they’re leading us through this pandemic and into a future where everyone everywhere has the health care they need to thrive.In 2020, we saw that countries with female leaders hadlower COVID-19 death rates and better economic performance. So we asked some of the women leaders at IntraHealth: How have other women influenced your leadership style, especially during the pandemic?Here’s what they sa...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: COVID-19 International Women ' s Day Source Type: news

Stand up against ‘derisory’ pay rise for NHS staff, says UNISON 
Everyone across the country is being urged to join a mass slow handclap against the chancellor’s proposed 1% rise for NHS staff, in a campaign backed by UNISON.  The union is asking the public to stand on their doorsteps and balconies to protest next Thursday (11 March) at 8pm. This is to show what they think about the government’s pay offer, which UNISON says is derisory. The slow handclap will be repeated three weeks later on April 1, the day staff were due to have their next wage increase. UNIS...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 5, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: Press release NHS pay rise Source Type: news

Pregnant Asylum-Seekers Needed Help at the Border. Inside the Program That Provided Care —and Community
Xiomara was already having labor pains when she presented herself to U.S. Border Patrol officials to make a claim for asylum. She had fled gang violence in El Salvador six months earlier, working under the table in Mexico to afford bus tickets for her and her three young children to make it to the border. When she finally arrived, nine months pregnant and feeling contractions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) offered to take her to a hospital. But she had heard about family separations and was worried about losing her kids if she were hospitalized, so instead she was sent back to the streets of Ciudad Juárez...
Source: TIME: Health - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Immigration Magazine Women in Crisis Source Type: news

Nothing for worn-out NHS staff who ’ve kept us safe in the pandemic, say health unions
Unions representing NHS staff across the UK say the chancellor has let down hard-working health workers by failing to announce a pay rise for them in the Budget. UNISON head of health Sara Gorton, who also chairs the NHS group of unions, said: “The chancellor had a golden opportunity to show the government values exhausted health staff with the pay rise they deserve. But he has let them down, and the public. “They should be recognised and rewarded immediately. Not left waiting for months on a promise. “The NHS faces an exodus after the pandemic as staff leave. A wage increase would boost morale and the ec...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 3, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release budget NHS pay rise Source Type: news

Only 50% of CO clinicians are willing and able to counsel women on abortion
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Pregnant patients in Colorado may be told about parenting and adoption, but not abortion. This is according to a new study led by Kate Coleman-Minahan of the University of Colorado College of Nursing published in the Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New education standard for nursing students announced
To provide more flexibility in how it support students learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nursing and Midwifery Council has announced a new further education recovery standard which allows students to practice and learn in simulated environments where conventional clinical practice is not possible. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 1, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nurses Declare 3 Days Warning Strike in Ondo State
[Vanguard] The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Ondo State Chapter has directed its members to embark on a three-day warning strike from March 1 over the percentage payment of their salaries by the state government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In Yemen ’s man-made catastrophe, women and girls pay the price
Midwife Lena Al-Shurmani, remembers meeting Abia at Al Mawa Camp in Yemen’s Ibb Governorate. Abia was 15 years old and eight months pregnant. “I was very worried,” Ms. Al-Shurmani recalled. “She had a prolapsed uterus, and she was severely malnourished.”  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - February 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In Yemen ’s man-made catastrophe, women and girls pay the heaviest price
IBB, Yemen – Midwife Lena Al-Shurmani remembers meeting Abia* at Al Mawa Camp in Ibb. Abia was 15 years old and eight months pregnant. “I was very worried,” Ms. Al-Shurmani recalled. “She had a prolapsed uterus, and she was severely malnourished.”Abia was worried, too.“Since I got pregnant, I had been living in constant fear,” she told UNFPA. “I heard of many girls in my village losing their lives and their babies giving birth at my age.” (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Judgements of health and social care professionals on a child protection referral of an unborn baby: factorial survey - Mc Elhinney H, Taylor BJ, Sinclair M.
BACKGROUND: Midwives and children's services social workers have responsibilities to identify and support pregnant women where there are child protection concerns. Professionals seek to anticipate the risk of harm and initiate interventions to provide supp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Midwives experiences of meeting pregnant women who are exposed to intimate-partner violence at in-hospital prenatal ward: a qualitative study - Finnbogadottir H, Torkelsson E, Christensen CB, Persson EK.
INTRODUCTION: Worldwide every third women is exposed to physical and/or sexual violence and pregnancy is no safe period for the women. The aim was to elucidate midwives experience of violence-exposed pregnant women who had been referred to a prenatal ward ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Black midwives call for more diversity in their field
Liliane Dacmeta knows all about the challenges of being one of the few diverse midwives in Ottawa, but she has a personal reason for pursuing a career in the demanding field.   (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nurses Accuse Doctors of Destroying Medical Profession
[Leadership] Abuja -- The President, National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Adrafiu Adeniji, has accused medical doctors of destroying healthcare services in Nigeria.Adeniji, stated this yesterday at the 7th Quadrennial NationalDelegates Conference of NANNM in Abuja, said that medical doctors at the helm of affairs of healthcare services in the country have medicalised it and therefore stunted the growth of healthcare in the county. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Amid pandemic and unrest, midwives undeterred in saving lives in Conakry
CONAKRY, Guinea –“Our midwives who work during this period of political crisis are brave and courageous because they face both COVID-19 and violence in the streets,” said Dr. Sekou Keita, the director of Communal Medical Center (CMC) of Matam, a commune of Conakry.It has indeed been a harrowing year for the midwives of Guinea. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

NMC Emergency Standards, NHS England (updated 19th January 2021)
Following a request from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has re-introduced a set of emergency standards that enables final year nursing students (not including those in their final year of a two year post graduate diploma programme) to undertake up to 100% of their time in clinical practice, while that standard remains in effect. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The net Exchequer impact of increasing pay for Agenda for Change staff
This report outlines the economic benefit of giving a substantial pay rise to all staff including health care assistants, nurses, hospital porters, physiotherapists, midwives, dieticians, paramedics, occupational therapists and cleaners. The report, commissioned by NHS trade unions, shows a pay rise for NHS staff is both affordable for the Treasury and would bring about an economic boost to hospitality, retail and other struggling sectors in communities across the UK. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Asked to Address Shortages of Nurses, Midwives
[Daily News] THE Tanzania National Nurses Association (Tanna) has appealed to the government to recruit more nurses and midwives to address personnel shortages at public health facilities across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Brockton Midwife Finds Comfort At Work After Losing Husband To COVID
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Brockton News Coronavirus David Wade Sharon News Source Type: news

Prime Minister urged to speed up NHS pay rise as public backs the move
Health unions representing more than 1.3m workers across the UK have written to the Prime Minister today (Monday) urging him to speed up the pay process so NHS staff receive a promised wage rise as soon as possible. The letter to Boris Johnson – signed by the heads of UNISON, Royal College of Nursing and Royal College of Midwives – says “hospitals are stretched to the limit”, with many “demoralised and traumatised” staff facing burnout, such is the pressure they’re under. The letter coincides with the results of a poll published by the UK’s 14 health unions showing a majority...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 18, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release #OneTeam2K NHS pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Zambia: Midwife Inspired By Health Workers As a Sick Child Goes the Extra Mile to Save Pregnant Women's Lives in Covid-19
[UNFPA] When Moses Nkosi fell ill and was taken to hospital as a child, he was inspired by the health workers who attended him to follow in their footsteps. Achieving this dream was not easy, yet the challenges he faced may have helped prepare him to tackle the difficult time ahead for mothers-to-be in his community during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 16, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

New online learning tool supporting nursing staff new to critical care, RCN
The resource offers guidance, information and advice to all nursing staff and midwives responding to the pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ministers must give proper support to student nurses, says UNISON
Responding to the Nursing and Midwifery Council decision to allow final year nursing students again to work for the NHS during the pandemic, UNISON national nursing officer Stuart Tuckwood said: “The NHS is in desperate need of help. But asking student nurses only some way into their training to do paid work in the NHS carries risks for everybody. “Students need proper supervision and time to develop their skills and knowledge. This allows them to become the well-trained professionals the country needs. “Many stepped up to help the NHS and the country through the first wave, with huge disruption to their ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus health workers nursing students Source Type: news

Coronavirus infection and pregnancy Information for pregnant women and their families, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
These Q&As were updated on 30 December 2020 and relate to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and pregnancy – guidance for healthcare professionals: Version 12 – 14 October 2020 published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of Midwives and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, with input from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Obstetric Anaesthetists'Association, Public Health England and Public Health Scotland. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: 4 Nigerian Women Named Among 100 Global Outstanding Nurses, Midwives
[Vanguard] FOUR Nigerian women have been named among 100 Outstanding Women Nurses and Midwives Leaders by the Women in Global Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Thank NHS staff with proper pay rise, say health unions
Football pundit Gary Lineker, comedian Jo Brand and Hollywood star David Oyelowo are among celebrities backing a fair pay campaign launched today (Monday) by health unions. To mark International Thank You Day, the 14 unions are urging the public to use social media to champion the vital work of all health staff by supporting a decent pay rise. The unions – representing workers including 1.3 million nurses, cleaners, administrators, physiotherapists, healthcare assistants, dieticians, radiographers, porters, midwives, paramedics, and other NHS employees – are asking people to share hashtags such as #FairPay, and...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release NHS pay increase Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Nigeria: How NIPRD Is Supporting Nigeria's Fight Against Covid-19 - DG
[Premium Times] "In the two years I have spent in NIPRD, we have been able to midwife a more than 20 fold increase, in terms of resource inflow, for the institute." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Sally Mugabe Hospital Midwives Down Tools Over Covid-19 PPE
[New Zimbabwe] MIDWIVES manning Sally Mugabe Hospital's maternity ward have withdrawn their services over lack of Covid-19 Personal Protective Equipment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Healthgrades give Upstate Community Hospital 5-star rating for vaginal births
Doctor credits midwives and nursing staff for exceptional care. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - January 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news