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Day 4/5 Report on A 5-Day Training of Health care Providers on Emergency Obstetric Care (EMoC) and Antenatal Care (ANC) in Rural Communities in Adamawa State, Nigeria

The fourth day also started with recapitulation of the previous day lectures by three Participants one each from Fufore, Mubi and Yola North. The 9th lecture was on the care of the new born which was presented by Dr Victor Ohenhen. He stressed on the need of avoiding harmful practices such as slapping or pinching and even turning of the new born upside down of the new born just to make them response immediately after birth. Some of the participants agreed they were used to these practices and were urged to stop these practices.  Dr Wilson Imongan delivered the 10th lecture on family planning (FP). He taught the class on the need to make clients to do FP to get the number of children they want. Questions were raised on the issue of side effect of the different methods used. The lecturer further advice that the choice of FP method on a patient should not be forced and that a method that is effective for one may not be effective on another person. He concluded by saying that if a client complains of a method, he/she is free to use another method after being carefully health educated.

The class ended with a practical demonstration on the use of parthograph to manage obstructed labour. Each participant was provided with parthograph sheet and learnt how to use the parthograph using various cases.


Day 5

Participants from Hong and Madagali took the class on the overview of lectures of the previous day. A post test and evaluation form was administered and was returned to the program officers when completed.  Each participant was given a certificate of participation, a group photograph was taken and representatives from each community gave a goodwill message. A closing remark was delivered by the executive director of WHARC. The workshop ended with prayers from both the Christian and Muslim religion and the recitation of 2nd stanza of the National anthem.

Award of Certificate to Participants by the Honourable Commissioner of Health; Dr Fatima Atiku Abubakar

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