Over 600 medical Doctors, Nurses and other health workers across all the health institutions in Kwara State have been trained on improving the availability and quality maternal and Newborn Care in the State.
The training which was organized by the Well-being Foundation Africa, a Project of the Wife of the Senate President, Mrs. Toyin Saraki in collaboration with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine was aimed to expose the participants to life saving skills.
While declaring the Workshop open at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ilorin, the Founder of the Foundation and Wife of the Senate President, Mrs. Toyin Saraki, said the training started in 2015 to refresh the skills of the health workers in the state on modern ways of saving lives.
Mrs. Saraki who was represented by a Consultant with the Well-being Foundation, Mrs. Funsho Abdullahi , noted that apart from over 600 health workers that had undergone the training, thousands of health workers had also went through in-house training to achieve the desire goals.
According to her, the participants were drawn from six local government councils of the state including Ilorin West, East, Kaiama, Edu, Offa and Irepodun Local Government Areas of the State with the target of extending it to other local government areas in the state.
She reiterated her determination to continue to seek for funding windows towards ensuring zero maternal and infant maternity in the state.
One of the participants that spoke withThe Herald ,Dr Nurudeen Mohammed from General hospital, Offa applauded the wife of the Senate President for the initiative especially in reducing maternal and infant mortality across the state.
Mrs. Haliru Bashiru from Kaiama General Hospital in an interview at the programme said, the training would go a long way in improving the skills of the participants.
She however appealed to the organiser to increase the numbers of participants in other for more health workers to benefit.
The four day training which commenced yesterday would end on Friday.