THE 2021 PASSAGE EXPEDITION

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

We are excited to announce “The 2021 Passage Expedition”, a groundbreaking expedition aimed to further build on previous relationships our team had developed on our last expedition and over the course of 2021,  in three remote communities in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

A team of twelve 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 build on the foundation co-created with the community, 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 2021 expedition’s objectives will champion the guiding purpose of the Adventurous Midwives organization by creating a foundation for 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.

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