Special BC Women’s Hospital Research Rounds with visiting Professor Dr. Marie Klingberg-Allvin from Sweden


Save the Date: Thursday June 22nd 12 - 1 PM

The Contraception and Abortion Research Team (CART) and Professor Wendy Norman are delighted to welcome visiting Professor Dr. Marie Klingberg-Allvin from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. 

Professor Klingberg-Allvin will present: “Expanding Midwives’ Role in Comprehensive Abortion Care” on Thursday June 22, noon to 1 pm (Pacific Time) at the BC Women’s Hospital, Room D308. 

If you are unable to join them in person, please contact Ishika Bhambhani for remote connection details. 

Talk: Expanding Midwives’ Role in Comprehensive Abortion Care  

Midwives’ skills and capacity to empower women and girls and provide services with a life course approach, make them key providers of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services and crucial for ensuring access to quality Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC). Investing in quality midwifery care across the life course is key to supporting both local and international population health needs. In this talk the evidence supporting the expansion of midwives’ role in abortion-related services will be presented and discussed.

About Marie Klingberg-Allvin

Marie Klingberg-Allvin, is a midwife, and professor in reproductive health at Karolinska Institutet. She has a PhD in international health from Karolinska Institutet and 22 years’ experience of working within global Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) in low resource settings. More specifically, her research area focuses on safe abortion, post abortion care, contraception, and immigrants’ SRH. She has experience building strategic partnerships with academia and nongovernmental organizations in low-resource settings and working with development cooperation projects.  Being a former director of the midwifery program at Dalarna University (DU) she initiated the development of a model for net-based learning in order to rebuild capacity within midwifery training institutions in Somaliland. This model has further been implemented at 38 academic institutions in Bangladesh. She is a member of the International Board of the Swedish Association of Midwives and has five years’ experience in academic leadership as pro vice chancellor and acting vice chancellor for DU. Klingberg-Allvin has been invited as an expert to the international meetings on Strengthening Quality Midwifery Education and its profession organized by WHO and has been invited as keynote speaker at national and international conferences on global SRH. Current work focuses on working a with local researchers to begin building an agenda for midwifery research in the Somali region. Her ongoing program of research targets maternal morbidity and mortality in the Somali region using maternal near misses and audits in early and late pregnancy and design and testing of midwifery-led models of care to improve maternal and newborn health to reduce the burden of maternal and newborn mortality on individuals. Research group Klingberg-Allvin https://ki.se/kbh/research-group-klingberg-allvin is interdisciplinary with research competencies within health system, health policy, health economy, health care quality and clinical studies.