ZONTA Maternal Health Workshop

Tuesday 7th May, 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

Approximately 800 women die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. 99% of these deaths occur in low-resource settings and developing countries. Improving maternal health and reducing maternal mortality is a key Millenium Development Goal (MDG) that is not on track to be met by 2015. This is a vital area in which more skills, time and resources are needed!

Want to hear from medical students and doctors who are helping to reduce maternal mortality? Hear inspiring stories about their experiences in working in maternal health care in developing countries.

Want to learn more about obstetrics and maternal health? Get hands on experience in obstetric skills through mini workshops run by GP Obstetricians.

This year, ZONTA Birthing Kits is holding a maternal health workshop.

What: A interactive workshop for students who are interested to learn more about obstetrics and maternal health. The night will include 2 guest speakers:

– Dr Michael Allen: Obstetrician who has worked as a consultant and senior lecturer in Suva, Fuji

– Sean Copson: 6th year medical student who undertook an obstetrics elective in Ghana

Mini obstetric skills workshops will cover topics such as pelvic examination, instrumental delivery and shoulder dystocia.

When: Tuesday 7th May, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: Mary Lockett Lecture Theatre in FJ Clark Complex, QEII

Places are limited so RSVP at http://zontaworkshop.eventbrite.com.au/

This event is open for all students!

If you have any questions, email us at [email protected]

 

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