Kirsty Lowe, a CMNH volunteer trainer, recently published wrote blog for the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) website.
The RCM is keen to promote member engagement in its global work and to recognise the work that many of our members are doing to strengthen midwifery around the world. In the first of a series of guest blogs, midwife Kirsty Lowe from Sheffield, shares her experience of volunteering as a trainer with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in Kenya
Over the past 10 years I have been lucky enough to work as a midwife in a few different settings, mostly within the NHS but also within developed and developing health care systems in Cambodia, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi and China. Being based in a large tertiary maternity unit in Sheffield, the Jessop Wing, for my first five years gave me a solid foundation of clinical skills and understanding of normal and abnormal pregnancy and birth and fantastic experience of meeting women from all over the world and all walks of life. I soon started to have a strong feeling that caring for women and their families goes beyond our borders and beyond our NHS.