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Free MATFLIX boxset on Improving Care in Global Settings

Updated: Apr 18

To commemorate the World health Organisation’s “Year of the Nurse and the Midwife” campaign, MATFLIX is making its video boxset, IMPROVING CARE IN GLOBAL SETTINGS, available for free to anyone who registers on the MATFLIX site.



The needs of mothers and babies are important throughout the world. The care of midwives is essential to meet those needs. The aim of this boxset is to explore some of the evidence around care provided in some global settings, the significance of midwifery care and the unique circumstances within these settings. It will be useful for those considering working in international areas to gain insight into the realities of being a midwife abroad.


The boxset has been curated by Dr Jenny Hall – long-time maternity educator, fellow of the Royal College of Midwives and former editor of the Practising Midwife. The boxset is powered by expert presentations from the Maternity and Midwifery Forum’s events and festivals.

This boxset includes the following presentations:


  • The Lancet Series On Midwifery: Impact and Next Steps? Dr Alison Mcfadden, Senior Research Fellow, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Dundee

  • Improving birth outcomes through education and training in Sierra Leone Helena White, experienced UK midwife

  • A study into women’s perception of elective C-sections in Georgia Jilda Cheishvili, Neonatologist, Georgia

  • Factors that affect whether Women in Saudi Arabia attend Antenatal Care Clinic Appointments Wdad Alanazy, PhD student at Swansea university

  • Waterbirth of another kind Alice Gautreau, midwife with international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontiéres


This learning module can be used towards CPD for revalidation with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in the UK, and equivalent bodies in other jurisdictions.


The WHO’s "Year of the Nurse and the Midwife 2020" is to celebrate 200 years since the birth of Florence Nightingale and give nurses and midwives across the globe the recognition they deserve.


Find out more and watch now.

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