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In commemoration of World Patient Safety Day 2021, I welcomed a special guest and colleague from Cairo Egypt Ms Merette Khalil to enlighten us about Doulas, Obstetric Violence and Respectful Birth!
Merette Khalil, MScPH [she/her] is a multi-lingual health systems researcher, gender and sexual reproductive health and rights advocate, feminist, doula, and birth educator, passionate about ensuring the right to health for all. Merette is specialist on obstetric violence with her Master of Science in Public Health from the KIT Royal Tropical Institute. She has published her research on obstetric violence in Egypt and the Region, in book chapters and peer-reviewed publications, most recently in the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Merette is also the founder and CEO of YourEgyptianDoula, the first doula organization of its kind in Egypt and the Region working to educate, advocate, and empower expecting parents on their rights in childbirth to improve quality of respectful maternal care. Merette works at the WHO Regional Office in Cairo as a consultant on COVID-19 response, gender equity, and health systems strengthening focusing on achieving universal health coverage, protecting marginalized and vulnerable populations, and advancing global health security.
Learn more at https://youregyptiandoula.com/