Global midwifery body trains Nigeria midwives
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) hasempowered practicing and student midwives in Nigeria ‘s Kwara State through skills training, mentoring and incentives.
The inaugural Global Goodwill Ambassador, Toyin Saraki, led the initiativeat the Civil Service Clinic in Ilorin where the midwives, community mobilisers and women leaders attended.
At the meeting, she expressed joy and satisfaction with the quality of theEmergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care (EmONC) skills training, which the Wellbeing Foundation Africa and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine(LSTM) are implementing across three local government areas of Kwara State.
The training-of-trainer (ToT) modules of the project will ensure asustainability of skills transfer, for both in-service and pre-servicemidwives, as WBFA, LSTM and JnJ work towards a State-wide scale-up of the EmONC project, in the years ahead.Johnson & Johnson, the healthcare company is funding the exercise.Saraki donated complimentary products from Unilever Nigeria, includingbody lotions, bath soaps and anti-perspirant deodorants.
“It brings me great pleasure to see the satisfaction on the faces of youmidwives, and I’m sure that the EmONC skills you’ve garnered in thisperiod of time will help save the lives of more mothers and newborns across North-Central Nigeria,” said Saraki.ICM is an alliance of midwives’ associations from over 100 countries.
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