The British Journal of Midwifery Practice Awards 2020

02 March 2020
8 min read
Volume 28 · Issue 3

Abstract

Honouring the best in midwifery

Recognising and celebrating outstanding achievement and excellence in midwifery across the UK, the 18th Annual British Journal of Midwifery Practice Awards 2020 attracted a high standard of entries reflecting the passion, commitment and hard work of individuals and teams in the profession.

This year marks the year of the nurse and midwife, as declared by the World Health Organization, which makes this round of awards particularly prestigious. Our nominees list reflected the very best in midwifery practice, which made this year's judging process especially difficult.

Here, we honour the winners of the 2020 awards.

Adebola Aroboto has been a midwife for 20 years. Throughout her career, she has worked as a labour ward midwife, community midwife, African Women Well specialist midwife and currently works as an examination of the newborn/female genital mutilation (FGM)/perineal health specialist midwife. ‘These years have been an adventure for me,’ Adebola says. ‘Every time I supported a woman and her family through pregnancy, childbirth and beyond, I become part of that woman's journey and her story. To me, these experiences have been priceless.’

Winning this award has given Adebola a sense of self-fulfilment. Her mission is to continue to be the type of midwife who provides excellent personal care, always putting women's health first. ‘This award is almost like a milestone in fulfilling my passion,’ she says. ‘This passion is to ensure that no woman suffers in silence when it comes to their sexual health as a result of a perineal injury sustained during childbirth or the harmful practice of FGM, and to further raise more awareness around the emotional and physical complications of FGM in pregnancy and childbirth. I, along with others, am working towards the global eradication of FGM by 2030.’

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