About Carrie Watters
I'm an American social worker currently living in Amsterdam and assisting a Dutch NGO here called Women on Waves (www.womenonwaves.org).
Women on Waves' primary mission is to assist women in attaining access to reproductive healthcare and education in countries where it is severely restricted. Along with offering training on basic reproductive health, preventative measures and family planning, Women on Waves (and our related NGO Women on Web) strives to provide access to and education about the safe use of misoprostol for preventing postpartum hemorrhage during childbirth and also for safe abortion.
I'm looking forward to learning from other professionals, and also hope to find some groups we can collaborate with in providing training, materials and support in this area. Most recently, we've begun exploring how best to provide training remotely on these matters (via Skype) so that we can safely train and support professionals in stressed settings who are struggling to meet the complex needs of the populations they serve.
I look forward to learning from all of you as well as hearing from anyone that may be interested in collaborating!
Role(s) / Profession(s)
- Social Worker
Social Science & Medicine
Website: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02779536 Type: Professional/Medical Publisher Country: Netherlands About: Social Science & Medicine provides an international and interdisciplinary forum for the dissemination of research findings, reviews and theory in all areas of common interest to social scientists, health practitioners and policy makers. The journal publishes material relevant to any aspect of health from a wide range of social science disciplines (eg. anthropology, economics, geography, psychology, social epidemiology, social policy and sociology), and material relevant to the social sciences from any of the professions concerned with physical and mental health, and with health care practice, policy and organization.
Hi Maggie, Thank you so much for getting back to me. These are great resources! I've been encountering similar responses, but am pressing on nonetheless. I've been talking to lots of folks, and it appears that in general, larger scale NGOs simply cannot easily address this need despite being the ...
Hello Everyone, I'm an American social worker with a Dutch NGO called Women on Waves (www.womenonwaves.org). We strive to provide access to safe abortion care (primarily via misoprostol) for women in countries where reproductive healthcare is severely restricted due to factors such as politics or resources. While we've made some ...
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