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Bong County: midwives get refresher training

About 30 local midwives have completed a weeklong midwifery skills sharing workshop training at Phebe, Bong County.

The training was organized by Life for African Mothers (LFAM), a non for profit and non-governmental organization; aims are to reduce maternal mortality in Sub-Sahara Africa.

The training which ran from Monday January 28 to Friday February 1, 2019 focused on normal labour, shock, obstructed labour, pre-eclampsia & eclampsia. Other part of the training includes obstetric emergencies, sepsis, post-partum haemorrhage and care of the new born.

Making remarks at the closing program, the county health officer of Bong, Dr. Adolphus T. Yelah cautioned the participants to make ample use of the knowledge gained from the experienced registered midwives from the United Kingdom as to enable them safe the lives of many mothers and their babies.

“I am very much confident that you guys learned a new skill, as you are go back to your working sites, I just want to admonish you to share the knowledge you’re your colleagues who did not go for the training for the system to benefits,” he concluded.

Also speaking, Bong county health team Reproduction health Supervisor, Ciazue B. Melvin warned midwives to always take those babies at birth as their own as to carefully focus on pregnant women and their babies for safe delivery.

Speaking on behalf of the participants, Madam Tetima Kollie Commended the organizers and promised to make proper use of the training as to make mothers happy at birth.

However, the trainers, Jayney Shaw, Kate Wooler and Maria Shaw expressed their happiness of being with the midwives and commended them for grabbing all necessary things thought them and be patience during the workshop.
They expressed their optimisms that whatever acquired from the training by the local midwives will help save the lives of mothers and their kids.
They urged them to adequately use the skills learned to impact other midwives within their vicinities.

Moreover, the winner of the Dr. Dada’s award Evon Vesselee asserted that winning the award will serve as motivation to apply more efforts in the work that she has passion for.

The Bong Mines hospital OB wall supervisor disclosed that she will use the new skills obtained from the refresher training workshop to train other midwives in order to enable them learn the new skills in midwifery.
The award is usually given to midwife who spectacularly performed during the workshop training.

Meanwhile, the Country Director of Life for African Mothers (LFAM), Abdul Bah commended the health team of the county for the coordination and applauded the trainers for coming to Liberia to train midwives.

Director Bah acknowledged the challenges faced by the midwives in Liberia in performing their duties, promised to work with them in other capacity to make their work as more lives saving.He added that the workshop is an effort to support the government of Liberia efforts in revamping the health sector of the country.

Life for African Mothers is an international charity group which has trained over 250 midwives in 2017 in six counties in Liberia.
The organization is working to address the tragedy and injustice to women who die every year in pregnancy and childbirth.

According to statistics, over 303,000 women die every year from complications in child-birth which occur mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa. 99% of all these deaths are avoidable with the right medical care and resources.

According to them parents should be happy when they are about to give birth, there should be no hinder to worry them.-Press release

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