Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Group organises free training for doctors, maternity care providers to curtail maternal, neonatal mortality

By News Express on 19/01/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 383

A non-governmental organisation, Save Nigerian Mothers Initiatives (SANMINIT), has organised a free capacity building training for doctors and other maternity care providers in Osun State as part of strategies to curtail maternal and neonatal mortality in Nigeria.

The training, which took place at the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital in Osogbo, capital of Osun State, was designed to strengthen the capacity of the doctors and maternity care providers and enable them update their knowledge and skills on the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

The coordinator of SANMINIT, Dr Omoniyi Yakubu Adebisi, who is also the Course Director of the ALSO Provider Course training, urged policy makers in the country to pay attention to the issues of maternal mortality and make necessary laws that will address the issue so as to avert preventable deaths of pregnant women during childbirth.

A Guest Speaker at the training, Professor Olabisi Loto, said the training became necessary given the alarming rate of maternal mortality in the country and that such training which is very costly in the developed countries was organised free to for the maternity care providers in Osun to equip them adequately to be able to do their job well and ensure safe delivery for mothers.

The Commissioner for Health in Osun, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, while speaking during the training lamented that Nigeria has a very disturbing indices on maternal mortality. He urged participants to take the advantage of the training and use the knowledge judiciously to reduce the problem of maternal mortality in the country.

Isamotu disclosed that the Osun State Government is developing policies that would ensure the global best practice in providing maternity care in the state and that when the policies are in place, they would address the problem of maternal mortality in the state.

He said: “The State Government is working on policies that would ensure global best practice in the provision of maternity care. Our doctors and other maternity care providers should always embark on necessary training that would increase their capacities and reduce the problem of maternal mortalities.

“The State Government through a synergy between the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Justice is working on the policy that would soon come up and help us to checkmate the problems of maternal mortality. We acknowledge the fact that statistics show that maternal mortalities in Nigeria has been on the increase and there is need to curtailed the menace. Meanwhile, I must commend SANMINIT for organising this training.”

•Photo shows the Commissioner for Health in Osun, Dr Rafiu Isamotu (middle), Coordinator of Save Nigerian Mothers Initiatives (SANMINIT), an America-based Nigerian Consultant of Family Medicine and Obstetrics, Dr. Omoniyi Yakubu Adebisi (left in T-shirt), Guest Speaker at the training, Professor Olabisi Loto from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (right in suit) and others at the free Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) training in Osogbo.

Source News Express

Posted 19/01/2018 9:12:40 PM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
UNICEF set for door-to-door campaign to save malnourished...

Robbers flee as FRSC foil vehicle theft in...

Customs deploys strike force to Lagos, Kaduna, Bauchi...

NEMA donates drugs to victims of Gombe multiple...

Sanusi’s removal heralds a remarkable period of turmoil...

No restructuring, no 2019 election, Ijaw youths warn...

VP Osinbajo retains position as Pastor-in-Charge of RCCG...

Sack threat: NUT dares El-Rufa’i

Judiciary Staff Union thwarts Anambra Govt’s attempt to...

Naira sustains gain at parallel market

UCH on fire as security personnel, cleaners protest...

Outrage in the Senate over shabby treatment of...


Latest News States owe N41bn in federal taxes Joint NASS panel fails to reach agreement on INEC budget 2019: Nigeria needs a job creator as President — Atiku Accused disappears without trace after arraignment in Lagos Senators to sponsor motion demanding judicial probe of NASS invasion Two kids found dead in soakaway pit in Kwara Abia medical doctors protest kidnap of colleague Court adjourns contempt case against INEC Chairman indefinitely EFCC, INTERPOL parley to fight human trafficking, migrant smuggling Eko DISCO moves to eradicate “crazy bills” Okowa gives December deadline for development of industrial parks U.S. Embassy may resume Abuja consular services after Eid-el-Kabir holidays


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (377,606 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (366,564 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (296,275 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (241,843 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (222,612 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (217,090 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (192,545 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (174,719 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (159,613 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (158,294 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (152,711 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (143,016 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (56) Business & Economy (3,458) Business Verdict (48) Columnists (910) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (528) Features (634) Global Business Monitor (294) International (2,274) Interview (161) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (134) News (38,068) Opinion (1,059) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,062) Religion (816) Sports (1,647) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update


CBN banner

Firstmobile banner




Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 2-4 Highlights and Goals


APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera