About The Society
The Midwives Society of South Africa aims to raise the status, maintain the integrity, support and promote the interests of the midwife, develop and promote an adequate, efficient and effective midwifery service in South Africa, consider every matter in connection with or with reference to midwifery and act as an advisory body, bring about liaison and cooperation with other groups and health care providers associated with midwifery, encourage the establishment of local groups in order to promote the aims and goals of the Society, promote research in midwifery and promote liaison with midwifery groups internationally.
Respectful Care Training video
Herewith below is a video link shared by the NDoH’s Maternal and Neonatal Health Programme and recommended by the Ministerial National Committee on Enquiries into Maternal Deaths. This training video is aimed at trainers who train care providers in empathic engagement skills.
SOMSA 2016 Presentations
Below are the downloadable presentations for the SOMSA 2016 Conference:
- SOMSA 2016 Abstract booklet
- Advanced Antenatal Care Model – Free State (AANC): Ms. W. Motlolometsi
- Midwifery pathways towards the SDG: Cr Manala Makua
- Helping babies breathe... The why behind each step: Vanessa Booysen
- Effective family planning interventions in preventing pregnancy in adolescents: C. O'Conner & D.K.M. M'rithaa
- Experiences of HIV infected women regarding exclusive breast feeding in the first six months of the infant's life: Ms S. Phakisi & Dr J.M. Mathibe-Neke
- Writing an abstract: Busi Kunene
- What is safe transfer: Vanessa Booysen
- Medical Elegibility criteria 2015: Dr Manala Makua
- The role of neonatal nursing specialist in the PHC re-engineering process: Vanessa Booysen