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  • 16 July, 2015

    A recent three-year project brought midwives, nurses and other health professionals together to improve maternal health in Malawi through international volunteering and partnership.

    A recent three-year joint project between VSO, Royal College of Midwives (RCM), Royal College of Nursing...

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    3 June, 2015

    It’s just over one month since the earthquake in Nepal on 25 April that killed over 8,800 people and injured more than 23,000.  With subsidiary quakes and aftershocks there have been a total of over 25 earthquakes in the past 7 days; 93 earthquakes in the past...

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    21 May, 2015

    The Mangala Devi Birth Centre is a midwife-led Birth Centre at Tribhuvan Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. During the Global Midwifery Twinning Project (GMTP), following a request from the Ministry of Health and Population, a series of GMTP midwife volunteers were placed at the Tribhuvan...

  • 18 May, 2015

    On behalf of the Global Team at the RCM, a huge thank you to everyone who has donated to our Nepal appeal.  We have raised almost £7,000 and are well on the way to our interim target of £10,000. 

  • 12 May, 2015

    The RCM has been shocked to hear news of a second earthquake in Nepal yesterday, which has caused further damage and devastated families.


  • 8 April, 2015

    I started writing this post in the air (again!) to regain composure in the middle of a nightmare journey. I can hardly read what I wrote as my handwriting was severely compromised due to turbulence. I think this is the last time I will fly with Turkish Airlines; it hasn’t been the best of...

  • 19 February, 2015

    I’m writing this from 37,000 feet aboard a Turkish Airlines flight to Kathmandu via Istanbul. It’s been such a hectic run-up to this series of international travel that I fell asleep as soon as I boarded the plane! I feel excited to be visiting Nepal again; reconnecting with fellow midwives...

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