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Kate Middleton looks impeccably polished for a video call with Ugandan women’s health expert

Working from home – royal style! Kate Middleton looks impeccably polished in a navy blazer and chic half updo for a video call with Ugandan women’s health expert to mark International Day OF The Midwife

  • Kate Middleton, 39, interviewed a Ugandan nurse for Nursing Times 
  • The Duchess of Cambridge spoke to community Nurse Midwife Harriet Nayiga
  • Marked the end of Nursing Now, Kate’s global campaign to raise the status and profile of nursing

The Duchess of Cambridge interviewed a Ugandan midwife for a new edition of a nursing industry magazine. 

Kate Middleton, 39, spoke to community Nurse Midwife Harriet Nayiga for Nursing Times to mark the completion of Nursing Now, the Duchess’ global campaign to raise the status and profile of nursing. 

The Duchess spoke to Harriet via a video call in March. Two photographs of the conversation were released today and show the Duchess of Cambridge looking sharp in a cobalt blue blazer and simple black top. 

Kate Middleton, 39, spoke to interviewed community Nurse Midwife Harriet Nayiga for Nursing Times to mark the completion of Nursing Now, a global campaign she launched three years ago to raise the status and profile of nursing

Harriet is the founder of the MILCOT (Midwife-led Community Transformation), which is a community organisation providing advice and support for vulnerable women and girls in Nansana, Uganda

Harriet is the founder of the MILCOT (Midwife-led Community Transformation), which is a community organisation providing advice and support for vulnerable women and girls in Nansana, Uganda

The interview is published today to coincide with the International Day of the Midwife. 

Harriet is the founder of the MILCOT (Midwife-led Community Transformation), which is a community organisation providing advice and support for vulnerable women and girls in Nansana, Uganda. 

She spoke to the Duchess of Cambridge about the challenges she faces as a community Nurse Midwife in Uganda, such as high maternal mortality rates, teenage pregnancies, domestic and sexual violence towards women, and transport issues due to remote locations.

Harriet also spoke about the ways in which her organisation, MILCOT, is working to alleviate these issues through sexual reproductive health advice, and bespoke support for marginalised adolescents and young people.      

The interview is published today to coincide with the International Day of the Midwife

The interview is published today to coincide with the International Day of the Midwife

Nursing Now have supported Harriet’s work by introducing her to a network of global health leaders and helping her to build self-confidence. 

With support from the UK’s Burdett Trust for Nursing, Harriet also participated in Nursing Now’s Nightingale Challenge leadership programme to provide training and development opportunities for a cohort of her fellow midwives, nurses and other health professionals.

The Duchess of Cambridge launched the Nursing Now campaign in February 2018 at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital.

Last year Kate year marked the International Day of the Nurse alongside Sophie, the Countess of Wessex by videocalling nurses in seven different Commonwealth countries to thank them for their work during the pandemic. 

Over the last three years more than 31,000 young professionals have signed up for Nursing Now’s Nightingale Challenge, 64 Nursing Now groups have reported increased investment in nursing and there has also been an increase of nurses in leadership positions, as Chief Nursing Officers and on boards, who are able to exercise greater influence in shaping policy and service delivery

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