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Māmā Ora - Promoting Mothers' Health: Nelson

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Nick Smith Electorate Office

544 Waimea Road

Nelson, Nelson 7011

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Why this workshop matters

The health and wellbeing of mothers and babies is critical for a functioning society. Despite a range of initiatives across New Zealand to support mothers and babies, there is not a cohesive evidence base of what is working and why. As a result, policies and programme funding are often determined by “common sense approaches” instead of a clear understanding of what and how the best outcomes are achieved. We can do better by our mums.

What we will do

This workshop series will address this challenge by mapping existing maternal health programmes across the country and identifying potential gaps that are not being addressed. The local knowledge and perspectives of attendees from more than 18 locations across New Zealand will inform this project. The data gathered will be published and used to advocate for more effective policies and funding for maternal health promotion. With this local knowledge, we can do better by our mums.

Who should participate?

Probably you. Practitioners such as midwives, obstetricians, lactation consultants, NGOs; policy makers in the fields of women’s health; researchers in the related fields of public health; and of course mothers who have recently given birth and navigated the ins and outs of the health system. With your valuable insights, we can do better by our mums.

What then?

Summary results and suggested action points will be fed back to you, as well as to government through a Ministerial contact. We will do better.

Babies are very welcome. Morning or afternoon tea provided.

For any questions email me at e.m.neely@massey.ac.nz

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Ngā mihi nui

Eva


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