7th Annual Midwifery and Neonatal Symposium

Klerksdorp/Tshepong Hospital Complex are hosting their 7th annual Midwifery and Neonatal Symposium in May 2019.

May 17, 2019

HemoCue South Africa has been invited to attend the 7th Annual Midwifery and Neonatal Symposium on the 28th -29th May.

We asked Francina Boer, a founder of the symposium and the Chairperson for the initiative to tell us more about the Annual Symposium.

"This initiative started as  a project for the Maternal-Child-Health Nurse Leadership Academy (South African Pilot) to develop nurse leaders who are not appointed in management positions.

This original project was funded by Johnson & Johnson Corporate and Sigma Theta Tau International (Honour society for nursing).

Two of the dyads involved in this project initiated a midwifery symposium in 2012 as part of their research-based project to develop their leadership skills.

This project – Midwives on Fire – was so successful that it became an annual event as per request by the hospital management and in order to ensure the sustainability and evidence-base of the project, as well as the improvement of maternal and newborn care in the North West province, various stakeholders are now involved in this annual event."

The Midwifery symposium is open to all interested individuals, groups and organizations in the provision of maternity, newborn and women’s health care. 

This is the second year that HemoCue will be supporting this initiative. With over 35 years of experience in point of care testing, HemoCue understands the importance of having access to immediate results, allowing Healthcare Providers to make the right decisions when they need them most.

Come visit the HemoCue stand to view the HemoCue® Hb 201+ System, which has become a standard in Hb point-of-care testing, and meet with one of our experts to discuss our range of Point of Care Solutions.

We look forward to seeing you soon at the 2019 symposium

HemoCue SA will be attending the Midwives on Fire initiative 2019

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