Via her poetic memoir Invisible Earthquake: a Woman’s Journal through Stillbirth published by Modjaji Books in March 2009, Malika has become a passionately vocal advocate around pregnancy-related loss, bereavement support and maternal health through a wide variety of interventions and presentations. These include: the co-establishment of BAHI (Borrowed Angels Healing Initiative) annual concerts with Laurika Steenkamp, worked collaboration with Saving Newborn Lives, the Safe Passage study at Tygerberg Hospital, Compassionate Friends CT Chapter and offered readings and talks to medical staff and students at Mowbray Maternity Hospital mother-to-mother support group with Lucy O’Connell of Medicine Sans Frontiers.

Malika‘s story and insights on this subject have over the last 6 years, emerged as internationally published articles and interviews incl. features in the Lancet Medical Journal, SANDS (Miscarriage, Stillbirth & Newborn Death Support) newsletters, BBC World Service, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimist” blog: http://www.impatientoptimists.org/Posts/2011/06/My-Invisible-Earthquake-One-Womans-Journey-Through-Stillbirth 

 

In June 2014 she made a deeply impactful presentation as a mother’s voice sharing the platform with various maternal health professionals at the Cape Town Midwifery & Birth Conference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GydZEXGwDfE and in collaboration with the Zulu Birth Project, she presented at the Human Rights in Childbirth (HRIC) 2015 Africa Summit in Johannesburg.

Malika was invited to contribute an article to the WHO’s April 2017 World Health Day online campaign blog focused on depression and other mental health issues. See Like A River: http://www.healthynewbornnetwork.org/blog/like-a-river/ 

 

Most is a guest presenter at the upcoming Women Deliver 2019 Conference, the world's largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women to be held in Vancouver, Canada in June 2019. https://wd2019.org/about-2019-conference/

 

2009

Malika Ndlovu on her memoir Invisible Earthquake: a Woman’s Journal through Stillbirth – In Conversation with Janet van Eeden on Litnet.co.za

https://argief.litnet.co.za/article.php?news_id=69186Modjaji Books

 

2011

BAHI (Borrowed Angels Healing Initiative) launch concert with Laurika Steenkamp

http://leadsa.co.za/articles/9289/the-borrowed-angels-healing-initiative

Lancet Medical Journal,

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2811%2960107-4/fulltext

 

2011

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimist” blog:

(http://www.impatientoptimists.org/Posts/2011/06/My-Invisible-Earthquake-One-Womans-Journey-Through-Stillbirth 

2014

 

Cape Town Midwifery & Birth Conference in June 2014 – Malika making a deeply impactful presentation as a mother’s voice, sharing the platform with various maternal health professionals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GydZEXGwDfE and

 

Perinatal Mental Health Project performance of And The Word Was Woman by Malika Ndlovu and Tina Schouw for fundraiser entitled Circles of Support  - held at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town, August 2014 .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgvDxnkYAk8

2015

Human Rights in Childbirth (HRIC) 2015 Africa Summit in Johannesburg where Malika was a guest presenter invited by the Zulu Birth Project,

https://humanrightsinchildbirth.org/index.php/2015/04/12/africa-summit-program/

 

2016

Malika Ndlovu’s speech as guest speaker for AGM of Khululeka Grief Support in July 2016

https://www.khululeka.org/

 

2017

Healthy Newborn Network  & World Health Organisation 2017

Malika was invited to contribute an article to the WHO’s April 2017 World Health Day online campaign blog focused on depression and other mental health issues.

See Like A River: http://www.healthynewbornnetwork.org/blog/like-a-river/

 

2018

Scriptotherapy in Ndlovu’sInvisible Earthquake by Joseph Ajagunmolu Mayaki & Emanuel Babatunde Omobowale (2019), Journal of Poetry Therapy, 32:2, 109-120, DOI: 10.1080/08893675.2019.1583416

 

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08893675.2019.1583416?journalCode=tjpt20

 

 

2019

Malika is a guest presenter at the upcoming Women Deliver 2019 Conference, the world's largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women to be held in Vancouver, Canada in June 2019. https://wd2019.org/about-2019-conference/

 

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine & Save the Children present concurrent session at Women Deliver

“ Pregnancy, who holds the power? Overcoming Stigma.”

Featuring Malika Ndlovu, a South African poet and performer

 

Malika
Ndlovu
 

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