Two hundred and eight midwives to be trained


A United Kingdom (UK-based) non-governmental health group, Life for African Mothers (LFAM), has disclosed plans for the training of 208 midwives in six countries with full sponsorship from the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL).

LFAM is a Maternal Health charity group aiming to make birth safer in sub-Saharan Africa, by providing medication to treat eclampsia and post-partum haemorrhage.

By providing medication to treat the complications of child birth, LFAM has been able to support hospitals and health centres across Africa and see huge reductions in maternal mortality.

According to a release, Liberia Country Director of the international organisation, Mr. Abdul-Rahman Bah, revealed that the first set of training will be conducted in Montserrado, Bomi, Grand Cape Mount, Margibi, Grand Bassa and Nimba Counties.

He commended NOCAL for the level of support and partnership rendering to the LFAM to save mothers and their children from death at child birth.

‘We will be conducting refresher training for midwives across the country. We want to train up to at least 408 of them across the country,’ said Mr. Bah.

According to him, the first batch of training took place in Montserrado County on 23 November 2016 before moving over to Bomi, Grand Cape Mount, Gbapolu, Margibi, and Grand Bassa counties.

Mr. Bah pointed out that Montserrado was chosen for the first batch of the training owing to its huge population.

The press statement quoting the country Director says that two officials of the organisation from Wales and another official from Central London have already arrived in the country to lead the training process.

This story was sourced from The News website.


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