Report on International Day of Midwife - 2019

International day of the midwife was celebrated on the theme ‘Midwives: Defenders of Women’s Rights by postgraduate students (OBG nursing) and the faculty members of Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecological Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing MAHE Manipal.

May 10, 2019


he International day of the Midwife is observed to recall the midwives contributions in fighting patriarchy, inequality and standing up for the rights ofwomen to receive respectful maternity care.

To promote awareness on reproductive health, a health talks on Breast self-examination, antenatal exercises and postnatal exercises was conducted by II year MSc (OBG Nursing) students at Rural Maternity and Child Welfare centres at Alevoor, Kapu and Malpe were from 6th to 8th May 2019. A total of 36 women benefited from this programme.

The resource person for the awareness session conducted for the nurses and midwives of Kasturba Hospital Manipal on 10th May 2019 was Mrs Mary Anne Ranjini Sreshta, Advocate and Public Notary from Udupi. She highlighted on Women’s right and shared her experiences and views related to various acts that benefits women especially at their workplace.

She also advocated ways in which women can defend, protect themselves and stand up for their rights in the society. The postgraduate students also took sessions on standing orders of Obstetric drugs given during the antenatal, intranatal and postnatal period for women for nurses and midwives working in Women and Child block of Kasturba Hospital Manipal. A total of 25 nurses and midwives participated in the awareness program. The faculty co-ordinators were Dr Maria Pais & Dr Sushmitha Karkada, Assistant Professors, Department of OBG Nursing, MCON MAHE, Manipal.