Midwives in Focus NNCGSI winner announced!
In January we ran a midwifery-themed Nursing Now Challenge Global Solutions Initiative (NNCGSI) in collaboration with Coventry University and Jhpiego.
This global solutions initiative challenged midwives globally to develop a functional solution to a known challenge faced by midwives today based on one of the four key recommendations in the State of the World’s Midwifery report.
Today, we are delighted to announce Mariama Lilei Feika MSc BSc (Hons) RN, RM, Director of Nursing & Midwifery, Al Khor Hospital – Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar as the winner of this challenge.
Mariama is the Director of Nursing and Midwifery for the Women and Newborn Division Alkhor Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation – Qatar. She has 20+ years of nursing and midwifery experience and demonstrated history of working in West Africa, the United Kingdom and now the Middle East in varying capacities.
Mariama is currently working in an obstetric-led environment, where she has established the first midwifery-led Vaginal Birth after Cesarean section Clinic (VBAC). She leads group antenatal education sessions for women and works in collaboration with other senior midwives to develop midwifery-led initiatives and projects in Qatar.
As one of the few senior midwives employed to develop a midwifery-led model of care, Mariama is passionate about global interactions and partnerships that will create a legacy and make a real word difference in midwifery and women’s general health.
“I am elated to have received such wonderful news and to be selected as the winner of the prestigious Midwives in Focus Nursing Now Challenge Global Solutions Initiative. My passion for midwifery stems from being born and bred in midwifery (my mother has a care facility for pregnant women in Sierra Leone). I started delivering babies as a teenager with the support of my mum, also a midwife. I have always wanted to make a difference to the lives of childbearing women and women’s health locally, nationally, and internationally and this award will mark the beginning of my work on an international scale.”
Learn more about Midwives in Focus here.