‘Contributing to the Global Health agenda: a midwifery experience’ – Professor Dame Tina Lavender
Professor Dame Lavender will discuss the changing health agendas from a global perspective in relation to maternal health. This session contributes to the International Day of the Midwife celebrations at Edge Hill University.
International Day of the Midwife is an annual event to promote what midwives do for the world as part of an ongoing campaign to highlight the need for midwives.
Dame Tina Lavender is Professor of Midwifery and Director of the Centre for Global Women’s Health at the University of Manchester. She also holds an honorary contract at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester and a Visiting Professorship at the University of Nairobi. She leads a programme of research, Midwifery and Women’s Health; her main research focus being the management of prolonged labour and partogram use. She is Co-editor in Chief of the British Journal of Midwifery, Associate Editor of the African Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, Editor of the Pregnancy and Childbirth Group of the Cochrane Collaboration and on the editorial team of the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Dame Tina is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Midwives and European Academy of Nurse Science. Dame Tina also acts as a regular Advisor to the World Health Organisation, particularly in relation to guideline development.