ADVENTUROUS MIDWIVES

THE 2020 PASSAGE EXPEDITION

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Announcing the Adventurous Midwives exploratory expeditions. Join us in building a foundation for our organization

Application for the 2020 Passage is now Closed

Applications for 2021 are open and available on the expedition page

Apply for the 2021 Passage Expeditions

As the World Health Organization (WHO) declares 2020 “The Year of the Midwife”, we are excited to announce “The 2020 Passage Expedition”, a groundbreaking exploratory expedition to build relationships and conduct research with indigenous mothers and traditional midwives in three remote communities in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

A team of eight from around the world will travel through dense, rugged terrain containing huge rivers, thundering creeks and humid old growth rainforest, to spend time in the rarely visited communities. This expedition will form the foundation for co-creating programs with a humanitarian aim of supporting the health and survival of indigenous mothers and their babies through collaborative initiatives in midwifery.

Through building relationships and listening to the needs of the community, we aim to create opportunities for the cross-cultural sharing of midwifery knowledge, and contribute to the preservation, acknowledgment and revitalization of traditional midwifery practice and the legacy of indigenous midwives globally.

We believe much can be learned from traditional midwives. They play a vital role within their community; they are the keepers of vast ecological knowledge, stories, ceremonies and prayers, and are responsible for supporting mothers as they bring their babies into the world. The goal of Adventure Midwives is to see this legacy continue.

EXPEDITION PRIMARY OBJECTIVES

The 2020 expedition’s objectives will champion the guiding purpose of the Adventurous Midwives organization by creating a foundation for future programs that will contribute to the health of mothers, pregnant women and babies in the villages we collaborate with.

Our Objectives:

• To initiate and build respectful relationships with midwives, women, girls and men that will form the basis for culturally safe collaborative initiatives in midwifery and women’s health related to pregnancy, birth and postpartum in a participating community.

• To gain understanding, conduct research and learn about the health issues and needs of pregnant women and new mothers, including gathering information about birth and mortality rates

We believe much can be learned from traditional midwives. They play a vital role within their community; they are the keepers of vast ecological knowledge, stories, ceremonies and prayers, and are responsible for supporting mothers as they bring their babies into the world. The goal of Adventure Midwives is to see this legacy continue.

Our Partners

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Proudly supported by Lord Gough Award for  medical aid and research

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