Venue: Good Hope Hospital, Partnership and Learning Centre, Rectory Road, Sutton Coldfield, B74 4RR

Date: Friday 11 May 2012

Time: 2pm-4pm

Presented by: Nina Gora, Activism Coordinator for Oxfam in the Midlands and Oxfam Birth Rights’ Campaign Coordinator

Speakers: Andrew Mitchell – MP for Sutton Coldfield and Secretary of State for International Development, Amie Wilson – Doctoral Researcher, Midwife at Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust and Trustee of Amma Life Suzanne Saunders – Midwife at Good Hope Hospital Dr Quaye Botchway – President of the Ghana Union in the Midlands

The event will also include a gallery exhibition with documentary photos and a film from Oxfam’s Birth Rights campaign, depicting the actual conditions of childbirth in Ghana.

It follows a recent trip made by Nina Gora from Oxfam investigating the incidence of high maternal mortality rates in developing countries and the benefits of introducing free healthcare in countries like Ghana.

The event aims to raise awareness of the poor conditions of maternity healthcare in countries like Ghana and we welcome medical professionals, mothers, mothers-to-be and people from the local community to learn more about this issue.

Attendance is free. – For further information and to register please contact Andriana Ntziadima from Oxfam in the Midlands. Tel 0121 634 3611 or