PNG Midwifery Project Story

The project will run over 3 years 2017 – 2020 and aims to improve maternal and newborn outcomes in PNG through the strengthening of midwifery leadership and advocacy skills within the PNG Midwives Society.

In partnership with the Australian College of Midwives, the Rotary Club of Morialta will establish and support a buddy program between midwives in Australia and PNG.

What is to be gained?

  • Support
  • Professional identity
  • Professional development
  • Improved clinical practice
  • Improved outcomes
  • Strong midwives, mothers and babies

PNG has one of the highest incidence of maternal mortality in the world – Women and babies die each year in large numbers

Midwives can make a difference

There is an unmet need for skilled midwives in PNG