A five days training workshop for Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Aides and other staff from Kenema and Kono district has ended at the nurses lecture room at the government hospital in Kenema city.
Giving the objective of the meeting, the Emergency Obstetric Care (EMOC) Basic Programme Manager Mary Betty Sandi said the training is for MCH Aides and other staff who are working at EMOC centers in the district for the community people, and that thirty two participants are undergoing the training of which two are from Kono district from the sister program Child Survival implemented by International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Kono district. She said the participants are receiving training on basic EMOC skills that will enable them prevent women who develop Obstetric complication in the community, such as Post Partum haemorrhage, Eclampsia and prolonged obstetric labour. The IRC Field Coordinator Tamba Gborie explained about the mandatory reporting policy. He gave a brief background of IRC operations in Sierra Leone, which he said started since 1998. He said IRC is a humanitarian organization providing humanity services in various ways and operating in over thirty countries in the World.
Contributing the Medical Superintendent at the government hospital Dr. Almamy Philip Koroma described the workshop as timely saying that he is the recipient of all referred cases from the communities. He appealed to all to be sending their cases on time so that appropriated care could be taken. Dr. Koroma revealed that maternal death has reduced in the district because of the intervention of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) by provisions of material and training for medical personnel in the district.