The Rotary International Action Group for Reproductive, Maternal and child Health under its National Family Planning Campaign Project has commenced the training of Health Personnels on Obstetrics Quality Assurance and Family Planning for selected Doctors and Nurses across the Country.
The National Coordinator Rotary International, Prof. Emmanuel Adedolapo who made this known during the presentation of hospital equipments and Family Planning Commodities to selected Primary Health Care Centres in 10 local Government areas said, already, 22 Nurses and 15 Doctors in Benue have benefitted from the training.
Represented by the Benue State, representative Rotary International Nigeria, Mrs Benedicta Tyokever said the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria gave a mandate through collaborative efforts with the Rotary International to support the reduction of Maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality through a long-standing commitment to improving the Health of its population”
The coordinator enumerated some of their achievements to includes Family Planning, Capacity building of Health Personnels Maternal and Perinatal Death surveilliance and response (MPDSR) as well as Community dialogue to improve access to quality essential maternal and newborn health services and medicines.
He maintained that , a training guide for quality Assurance, Quality care for Maternal and Perinatal Death surveilliance and response is being developed for Maternal and Child Reproductive Health Workers.
While warning against diversion of the equipments and Commodities donated to the facilities, the coordinator informed that FP equipments worth N20 million is being donated to 10 facilities across the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital territory
“The Rotary International through the Rotary Reproductive Maternal and Child Health will continue to work assiduously to substantially reduce Maternal and Perinatal morbidity and mortality in the country”
He named the Four cardinal objective of Rotary International to includes public awareness campaign through community dialogue, capacity building through training of Medical and paramedical staff, institutional Strengthening through equipment donation medical facilities and contraceptives distribution.
Receiving the Commodities on behalf of the Commissioner, the Director of Public Health Dr Terna Kur commended the Rotary for its move to stop material and perinatal mortality.
Dr Kur urged all the beneficiaries to ensure that the equipments and Commodities received are given to the desired beneficiaries free of charge.