2020 Speakers include
Indie Kaur is the Director of Midwifery at Fernandez Hospital, Hyderabad. She has spent the last two years in India training professional midwives in Fernandez and in the public private partnership with the Government of Telangana and UNICEF. She has been acknowledged in the ‘’Strengthening of Midwifery Guidelines’’ launched in Nov 18. Fernandez Foundation is now one of the first sites training midwifery educator’s in India. She is passionate about reducing maternal mortality via the midwifery training and respectful humanised care for Indian mothers. Her previous role was Consultant Midwife for Public Health with Bart’s Health NHS Trust. She is also a member of the East London Saving Lives (ELLY) team and as a team leader she has provided Multidisciplinary Obstetric and Midwifery Simulation (MOMS) training in India. She is passionate about reducing health inequalities for vulnerable women. She has successfully launched, in partnership with My Body Back Project, the world’s first maternity clinic in the Royal London Hospital to support women who have experienced sexual violence. She has successfully developed a seamless pathway of care for women with complex social needs in a deprived East London area reducing inequality of health care and ensuring access to vulnerable groups of women accessing care. This initiative won a BMJ award.
Sally Theobald has a Masters in Gender and Development, a PhD in Gender, Health and Development and over 20 years’ experience of research, training and partnership on gender equity and health systems strengthening in Africa and Asia. She has wide ranging experience of designing and implementing research projects in health, equity, gender and governance and has worked collaboratively on research for health systems strengthening in HIV, TB, SRH, maternal health and health systems in Thailand, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Cambodia, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Malawi , Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Uganda. She is interested in health systems strengthening systems in different contexts (including in fragility and in informal urban settlements) and has experience in implementation and participatory research.
World Health Organization, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health