The Koori Maternity Access Program (KMAP) is a result of the partnership between Katungul, Healthy for Life and Greater Southern Area Health Service (GSAHS). It offers pre- and post-natal care for Koori women and women with Koori babies.
KMAP is accessible in Narooma through the Moruya District Hospital and at the Bega-based Katungul clinic. The program has been designed to provide a continuum of care for expecting mothers who have built a trusting relationship with their midwife and obstetrician. The midwife also conducts home visits up to 6 weeks after birth to offer physical support and personal care for mothers and newborns.
The program was developed to improve the quality of pregnancy care and birth outcomes in Koori women and women expecting Koori babies. KMAP promotes a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy and provides education on parenting and family planning.