Joint Analysis by SORDI and John Hopkins Explores Factors Impacting Midwifery Students and Early Career Midwives

SORDI and its partner, John Hopkins University, recently concluded a three-day joint analysis meeting where they collaborated on analyzing and writing for a qualitative midwifery cohort study. The study was meticulously crafted to gather insights from two distinct groups: recently graduated midwives and midwives in their final year of university.

The primary objective of this study was to comprehensively assess the various factors impacting midwifery students’ and early career midwives’ aspirations, workforce participation, performance, and retention. Additionally, it aimed to document the unique experiences of early career midwives operating in conflict-affected areas. Furthermore, the study sought to gain a deeper understanding of midwifery students’ perceptions of the learning environment in Somalia, with the ultimate goal of providing actionable recommendations for improvement.

Through a rigorous analytical process, SORDI and John Hopkins University were able to delve into the intricacies of the midwifery profession, shedding light on challenges faced by both students and early career professionals. By collaboratively examining data and qualitative feedback, the study unearthed valuable insights that can inform policy decisions and educational strategies in the field of midwifery.

This joint analysis represents a significant milestone in our collective efforts to enhance the support and resources available to midwifery students and early career midwives. By working hand in hand with esteemed partners like John Hopkins University, SORDI remains committed to driving positive change and advancing the field of midwifery for the betterment of communities worldwide.