Walk the Talk Arrives at the Molly Wardaguga Research Centre.

Walk the Talk Arrives at the Molly Wardaguga Research Centre.

Made it to Charles Darwin University and the Molly Wardaguga Research Centre.

The Centre was established in 2019 as part of Molly’s vision to support women’s cultural and birthing aspirations, especially those living in remote locations, and use this to dismantle the barriers imposed by westernised approaches to birthing and maternal healthcare.

The Centre utilises a multidisciplinary team of experts across Australia to address inequities in the first 2,000 days (pregnancy to age five), including Indigenous methodology and knowledge holders, midwifery, nursing, inter-cultural communication, participatory action research, community development and investment, digital media, public health, health economist, biostatistician, sociology, anthropology, biostatistics, epidemiology, neonatology, implementation science, medicine, health services and translational research.

In partnership with communities, they undertake joint funding applications, lobbying and membership on research, steering and participatory action research committees. Local employment, training and education are all key goals for program implementation and conducting research. They are currently engaged in numerous projects, including Djäkamirr- the caretakers of pregnancy and birth, the Building on Our Strengths (BOOSt) project developing and evaluating Birthing On Country Primary Maternity Units, and many others.

To find out more about the work the Centre is doing, check out their website: https://www.cdu.edu.au/mwrc


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