Capacity building training program conducted for community Mid-wives of Fata

January 4, 2015 Off By Web Desk

Peshawar: A capacity building training program was conducted for community mid-wives (CMW) from various agencies of Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

The workshop titled: “Technical Skill refresher and Entrepreneurship training for Community Midwives”, held under auspices of Maternal and Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) program Fata in collaboration with Integrated Health Service (IHS) program, and Technical Resource Facility (TRF), which concluded at local hotel here on Monday.

Under the objective to enhance skill-training and safe-delivery of mother and child, more than 100 community mid-wives in various sessions, trained and completed training about pre and post-delivery complications, infant issues, labour complications, and infection control among mother and child during the delivery process, by the skilled-trainers, Madam Shabnam and Nazia Noreen.

At the concluding ceremony, Provincial Nutrition Coordinator FATA MNCH program, Sohail Ahmad, was chief guest, while Representative of IHS Ahmad, media and communication officer MNCH program Sareer Khan, and other officials also present on the occasion.

During the concluding session, the women participants thanked the Fata MNCH program for conducting a training sessions for them, through which they have educated about various methods of safe-delivery and prevention from complications during the delivery process. The participants urged the FATA MNCH program to equip their clinic with latest instruments and other modern tools, to upgrade and improve the delivery process.

While speaking on the occasion, Sohail Ahmad said that special skill-development and capacity building training program for community midwives, was designed with an objective to ensure safe-delivery and control the increasing mortality and morbility rate during the delivery process.

The official said the many mothers and infants were died due to untrained and unskilled mid-wives in the tribal region. He expressed the hope that the training program would help to create among the local midwives and control the prevailing high rate of maternal mortality and morbility rate in the Fata.

Earlier, Ms Shabnam and Sareer Khan in their speeches urged upon the participants to apply their techniques and other valuable information, which they have learned during the prolonged training sessions. They assured the FATA MNCH program would conduct further training sessions for community mid-wives, to control the growing mortality and morbility in Fata and also to meet international obligations regarding MNCH and mother and healthcare by the end of 2015.

Later, the officials distributed certificates among the participants of the skilled/capacity building training workshop.

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