Maternal Health

The Community of Practice on Maternal Health aims to share knowledge and identify knowledge gaps related to quality of maternal health in fragile settings with a focus on respectful maternity care, in order to:

  1. Share and promote existing knowledge
  2. Improve collaboration, strengthen the network
  3. Influence policy making
  4. Identify a research agenda (for Share-Net and beyond)

Over 70 practitioners, policy makers and researchers came together on November 7th to discuss respectful maternity care during a Share-Net Netherlands thematic meeting. This meeting aimed to bridge the gap between global policy and local practice in maternal health care around the world. You can read more about this meeting via this link.

On December 4th 2018, about 50 clinicians in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology, researchers, policy makers and ‘experts through experience’, participated in the symposium “Maternal health care for asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and asylum residence permit holders” in Utrecht by the CoP. Read all about the Symposium on Maternal health here.

Members of this Community of Practice are: University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMCU), the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), the Dutch Royal Association of Midwives (KNOV), the University of Amsterdam, Cordaid, Netherlands Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health (NVTG) and the Working Party on International Safe Motherhood

Click here for resources on Maternal Health.