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Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
To be held online via Zoom
Association of South Asian Midwives (ASAM) is a platform for the South Asian Midwifery Workforce and birthing community. Statistics show that South Asian women and birthing people are twice as likely to die from pregnancy related issues compared to their white counterparts. Neonatal mortality is 66% more in the South Asian babies than in white babies.
The organisation was founded by three midwives, Nafiza, Benash and Sundas after discussions relating to issues witnessed, and situations experienced in the workplace and within their own South Asian networks.
ASAM aims to explore and address the following to provide equitable maternity care for the South Asian community:
To raise awareness and understanding of South Asian cultural behaviours and taboos within a maternity and birthing setting.
To open dialogue regarding stereotypes and preconceptions concerning the South Asian community.
To encourage more individuals from the South Asian community to consider Midwifery as a vocation.
To mentor and support the South Asian Midwifery Workforce in the UK.
To work with unions to raise concerns and challenges faced by the South Asian Community.
Please come along and learn more.
Booking is essential to attend this event.
For further information about this event:
Contact: Anastasiya Stravolemova