Concord Times (Freetown)

Sierra Leone: Midwives Trained on Sustaining Human Lives

Midwives in the Bo district have concluded a three-week midwives training at the Serabu Catholic Community Hospital in the Bumpe Ngao chiefdom, Bo district, which is their second phase session to acquire various technical and medical skills to sustain human lives.

The lead facilitator of the training, Prof. Emmanuel Dipo Otolorin from Nigeria, confirmed that the eighteen midwives who went through the training have worked towards understanding the rules and regulations of the medical practice.

He said the trainees have gone through medical skill practical that would guide them after the 21 days and that the antenatal care practical is one of the major topics treated which contained understanding the charts pregnancy wheel to determine the age of a pregnancy, the expected date of delivery and the average weight end length.

Senior Quality Management Advisor at Nigeria, Hannah Abdulahi, told the trainees that the pregnancy wheel evaluates the antenatal care visit and noted that the wheel also reflect some of the signs of diseases such as syphilis, blood pressure, malaria, HIV, TB, labour signs, birth spacing, fatal position and the need for immunization.

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