Step off the tourist trail and experience lesser-travelled Bali - with extension to Java - on this new midwifery study tour. Explore the beauty of Bali, where temples and shrines nestle amongst emerald green rice terraces, and spirituality infuses everyday life. On the extension experience the cultural riches and dramatic landscapes of Java, peer into a vast volcanic caldera at daybreak and visit Borobudur, the largest Buddhist complex in the world.
The midwifery visits provide real insight into midwifery, childcare and health provision in Bali and Java. After independence, the Indonesians largely followed the Dutch model, where trained, qualified midwives provided the majority of health care and supportto mothers. After a period when childbirth became more medicalised, the midwifery profession has since grown and developed. There are now over 200,000 midwives across Indonesia. The village midwife (bidan desa) is the backbone of maternity care in Indonesia, linking traditional midwives (dukuns) with the centralised maternity hospitals.
Professional visits include midwifery units in cities and villages, with many meetings with local midwives; charities and organisations providing midwifery and childcare to low-income communities, as well as childbirth and parental education; and an alternative birth centre to look at the use of yoga and spirituality in maternity services.
Extension to Java
$1,809.00 per person ( ground only excluding International flights and airport transfers)