Awards

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2020 WINNERS!

ICM, in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson, provides annual awards - ICM Research Award, ICM Education Award, and the Marie Goubran Agent of Change Award. Please read more about each award category below:  

  • ICM Research Award
    • USD 7,000 financial support for a midwifery research project.
    • Sponsorship to attend the ICM Triennial Congress in Bali and the opportunity to present a poster about the project.
  • ICM Education Award
    • USD 7,500 financial support for a midwifery education project
    • Sponsorship to attend the ICM Triennial Congress in Bali and the opportunity to present a poster about the project.
  • Marie Goubran Agent of Change Award
    • USD 4,500 financial support for a project promoting midwives as agents of change.
    • Sponsorship to attend the ICM Triennial Congress in Bali and the opportunity to present a poster about the project.

2020 Award Winners

Andari Wuri Astuti (Research Award recipient) 

Description of Andari's project:

This project aims to investigate barriers and facilitators on access to specific maternity services for pregnant adolescents in Indonesia. This research could potentially contribute to reaching some of the national maternal health targets, including increased early access to maternity care, reduced infant mortality and morbidity, improved support for young parents, and increased breastfeeding among young mothers.

Animut Tagele Tamiru (Education Award recipient)

Description of Animut's project: 

The project aims to launch “Volunteers for Midwifery Competency Teams” (VMCT) as an innovative educational tool. It’s purpose is to increase the level of midwifery education programs to international standard. The programme will have a tailored approach to both the students and to the midwifery education system. It includes direct contact with students, using case studies as well as social media for networking. 

Keflie Yohannes (Education Award recipient)

Description of Keflie's project: 

Midwives working in clinical setting are frontline health workers with many clients to attend to and many responsibilities. Thus they have little time to conduct research. This study will assess midwives’ research capacity and explore barriers and facilitators to improving this capacity, including conducting midwife-led research.  The study will also explore strategies to improve the midwifery curriculum of the University of Gondar and enhance the capacity of undergraduate students.

Manju Chhugani (Marie Goubran Agent of Change Award recipient) 

Description of Manju's project: 

The aim of this project is to assess the effectiveness of the Safe Delivery App among nursing students, and their satisfaction regarding its use in selected nursing colleges of New Delhi, India. 

Nicodem Komba (Research Award recipient)

Description of Nicodem's project:

Infection is among the top three idirect causes of maternal mortality in Tanzania. Investigating the prevelence and determinants of surgical site infections among mothers whhave undergone a caesarean section  will help in establishing priorities and determine stragies to prevent surgical site infection.  

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