Our main objective is to strengthen the quality and relevance of local midwifery research and education in Ghana and Palestine.
Our intention is to have a positive impact on the society through a better qualified and respected midwifery workforce, sustainable quality maternal and newborn health service, evidence-based policies and practice, and knowledge-empowered women.
The project is a collaboration between the midwifery community at OsloMet and partners in Palestine and Ghana, and it is funded by NORAD.
Much of today's research is conducted in Western countries with different challenges. The project aims to contribute to more knowledge about women's health in Palestine and Ghana, which may also be relevant to other low-income countries.
The overall goal is to improve care and enhance the quality of life for mothers and children while reducing the number of deaths and injuries associated with childbirth and maternity.
The project aims to:
- strengthen the field of midwifery in low-income countries by educating midwives so that women in labor receive respectful and tailored care.
- develop local research expertise to improve the health of mothers and children in low-income countries.
- contribute to better working conditions for midwives and enhance their autonomy and professional reputation.
- Faculty of Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Professions, Birzeit University (birzeit.edu), project manager: Sahar Hassan (birzeit.edu)
- School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Ghana (nursing.ug.edu.gh), project manager: Florence Naab