The role of the midwife and natural birth is still developing in Brazil, where c-section delivery dominates, particularly in the private sector. There are wide discrepancies between urban and rural maternal health standards, which also vary by class and race. Learn about the challenges posed by the recent Zika virus outbreak and Brazil’s response. Travel from the vast metropolis of São Paulo to Salvador, the colourful capital of Bahia State, to Manaus in the heart of the Amazon and down to iconic Rio de Janeiro. Experience the vitality, music, colour and diversity of Brazil as you gain specialist insight into its society, healthcare and culture.
Dame Cathy Warwick was Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives for 9 years and now works independently. Cathy is also Honorary Professor of Midwifery and an Honorary Professor of Midwifery at Kings College London. In 2006 she was awarded a CBE for services to Midwifery and Healthcare and in 2017 was made a Dame. Cathy lectures, writes and advises on midwifery issues with a particular interest in the organisation of care and the promotion of choice for women. Cathy has travelled widely both on her own and with her family, visiting midwifery units in America, Sri Lanka and South Africa and has previously led successful midwifery study tours to China, India, South Africa, Nepal and Cuba.
$4,333 per person (ground only excluding international flights and transfers)