ICM empowers rural Nigerian midwives

Black midwivesFrom EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria

ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) has empowered more rural midwives in Nigeria through skills training,mentoring and incentives.

Practicing and student midwives in Kwara, in the north-central region of  Nigeria ,have benefitted from the exercise.

Toyin Saraki, the inaugural Global Goodwill Ambassador of the ICM has led the initiative at the Civil Service Clinic in Ilorin.Midwives, as well as community mobilizers and women leaders, who applaudedthe initiative, attended.Midwives received training on the Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC)scheme.

“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 newbornsacross North-Central Nigeria,” said Saraki.

Her Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBF) is involved  in the empowerment drive.Saraki, wife of Bukola, the Senate President, is founder of the WBF.Among other organizations that participated in the empowerment of midwives include Unilever Nigeria. – CAJ News

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