Nearly 800 women continue to die every day from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, the United Nations spotlighted as it marked the International Day of the Midwife with a call for greater investment to increase the number of midwives and enhance the quality and reach of their services.
EmONC training makes healthcare workers (HCWs) a skilled birth attendant by equipping them with skills to manage normal deliveries, as well as identify, manage, and refer complications in women and newborns. This program will include trained tutors, clinical instructors, and practicum site supervisors from target nursing, midwifery, and clinical officer training institutions, in order to enable them to pass on EmONC skills to pre- service and in-service students. In addition, some district level Mother and Child Health (MCH) coordinators and other HCWs from rural health facilities have been trained in EmONC.
This three-week EmONC training session at community Healthcare network centre will include classroom-based theory, skills training and mentoring, and practical application of skills in CHCN Maternity village. Six trainers, including one medical doctor, one medical licentiate, one anesthetist, and three midwives from around Nigeria and USA will work closely with students to teach, monitor, and later evaluate them on some of the basic principles of emergency obstetric and neonatal care. Skills training sessions included manual removal of the placenta, suturing of cervical tears, adult and neonatal resuscitation, and breech delivery. The training also included twice-daily unexpected emergency drills that tested students’ ability to respond appropriately and without warning to urgent situations.
We are currently looking for volunteer Midwifes and Nurses to conduct EmONC training sessions
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