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Going viral’- capacity strengthening in the context of pandemic(s)

Mills, Tracey ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2183-7999, Wakasiaka, Sabina, Ayebare, Elizabeth, Actis-Danna, Valentina ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2476-1659, Lavender, Tina and Bedwell, Carol (2022) 'Going viral’- capacity strengthening in the context of pandemic(s)'. Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Vol 80, pp. 39-48.

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Abstract

Strengthening the capacity of midwives and nurses in low- and middle-income countries to lead research is an urgent priority in embedding and sustaining evidence-based practice and better outcomes for women and newborns during childbearing. International and local travel restrictions
and physical distancing resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has compromised the delivery of many existing programmes and challenged international partnerships working in maternal and newborn heath to adapt rapidly. In this paper, we share the experiences of a midwife-led research partnership between Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, UK, Zambia and Zimbabwe in sustaining and enhancing capacity strengthening activities remotely in this period. Whilst considerable challenges arose, and not all were overcome, collectively we gained new insights and important learning which have shifted perspectives and will impact future design and delivery of learning programmes.
Keywords: Capacity-strengthening, midwifery, nursing, sub-Saharan Africa, COVID-19, global health

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 105 Epidemiology
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 310 Maternal welfare
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Viral Respiratory Tract Infections. Respirovirus Infections > WC 505 Viral respiratory tract infections
WQ Obstetrics > WQ 100 General works
WQ Obstetrics > WQ 20 Research (General)
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > International Public Health Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2021.10.006
Depositing User: Rachel Dominguez
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2021 10:45
Last Modified: 05 May 2022 12:20
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/19444

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