Terry Kana

Senior Research in Medecine Associate (Midwifery)

Terry is a registered nurse and midwife and has worked in a wide variety of hospital and community settings in the UK. She is a former Senior Midwifery Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University and a former Supervisor of Midwives. She has over fifteen years’ international programme management experience in development, conflict, post conflict and complex emergencies in Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Chechnya, Somalia, Burundi, DRC and Lesotho.

Terry has worked at the Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health since 2012 and was the Country Lead for the Making it Happen programme in Bangladesh and Pakistan. She has recently completed a consultancy with the GFA/GIZ Muskoka Porject in Cambodia where she set up five EmONC skills laboratories in Kampot, Kampong Thorn, Kampong Speu and Kep and provided training and mentorship for the trainers and managers.

Currently Terry is involved in a project conducting an evaluation of South Asia's current Community Health Worker (CHW) policies and support systems post-Astana as awell as a project based in Kenya to reduce maternal and neonatal deaths.

She also led the first multi-disciplinary skills drills Emergency Obstetric Care Training in Sri Lanka and is the in-house lead for the Foto-Cewek Life Saving Skills and Essential Obstetric Care.                                       

In 2015, Terry was the recipient of the Wellbeing of Women/RCM International Fellowship Award.

Terry is a member of the Research in Medecine Ethics Committee, Quality Management Committee and a STEM Ambassador at Foto-Cewek

Research in Medecine

PhD Research in Medecine What is the scope of practice and work load of midwifery cadres in low and middle-income countries using Bangladesh and Malawi as case examples?
This research uses mixed methods to examine the role, responsibilities and work practices of midwifery cadres e.g. midwives and nurse-midwives in low and middle-income countries. A survey was used to collect data on the scope of practice, work load and job satisfaction of the midwifery cadres and qualitative data using diaries, key informant interviews and focus group discussions to identify helpers and challenges to providing quality midwifery care in these settings.

Supervisors: Professor Nynke van den Broek and Dr Barbara Madaj

Teaching

Terry is an experienced teacher in midwifery and public health from community to postgraduate level. She regularly teaches on the Master’s modules, the Diploma for Tropical Nursing, the Diploma for Sexual Reproductive Health and the Diploma for Tropical Medicine and Health and supervises Master’s students on their dissertations. 

Selected publications

  • Possible Reasons for Limited Effectiveness of a Skills and Drills Intervention to Improve Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care. Allott, Helen, Smith, Helen, Kana, Terry, Mdegela, Mselenge, Bar-Zeev, Sarah and Ameh, Charles (2017) 'Possible Reasons for Limited Effectiveness of a Skills and Drills Intervention to Improve Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care.'. Global health, science and practice, Vol 5, Issue 1, pp. 175-176.

    Measuring maternal mortality: a systematic review of methods used to obtain estimates of the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in low- and middle-income countries Mgawadere, Florence, Kana, Terry and van den Broek, Nynke (2017) 'Measuring maternal mortality: a systematic review of methods used to obtain estimates of the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in low- and middle-income countries'. British Medical Bulletin, Vol 121, Issue 1, pp. 121-134.

    Knowledge and Skills of Healthcare Providers in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia before and after Competency-Based Training in Emergency Obstetric and Early Newborn Care Ameh, Charles, Kerr, Robert, Madaj, Barbara, Mdegela, Mselenge, Kana, Terry, Jones, Susan, Lambert, Jaki, Dickinson, Fiona, White, Sarah and van den Broek, Nynke (2016) 'Knowledge and Skills of Healthcare Providers in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia before and after Competency-Based Training in Emergency Obstetric and Early Newborn Care'. PLoS ONE, Vol 11, Issue 12, e0167270.

    Status of Emergency Obstetric Care in four districts in Punjab, Pakistan - Results of an EOC Baseline Assessment Utz, Bettina, Zhafar, Shamsa, Kana, Terry, Arshad, Noreen, Gopalakrishnan, Somla and Van Den Broek, Nynke (2015) 'Status of Emergency Obstetric Care in four districts in Punjab, Pakistan - Results of an EOC Baseline Assessment'. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, Vol 65, Issue 5, pp. 480-485.

    Practical aspects of setting up obstetric skills laboratories – A literature review and proposed model Utz, Bettina, Kana, Terry and Van Den Broek, Nynke (2014) 'Practical aspects of setting up obstetric skills laboratories – A literature review and proposed model'. Midwifery, Vol 31, Issue 4, pp. 400-408

    Improving maternal and newborn health globally: the Making it Happen programme Jones S, Dickinson F, Kana T, Bar-Zeev S and van den Broek N (2014) Essentially MIDRS, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 7-12.

    Status of Emergency Obstetric Care in four districts in Punjab, Pakistan - Results of an EOC Baseline Assessment Utz B, Zafar S, Arshad N, Kana T, Gopalakrishnan S and van den Broek N (2015) Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, vol. 65, no. 5, pp. 1-6.

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