On Friday 19th July, the Resident Representative of the United Nations Population Fund, Madi Biaye, together with authorities from MINSABS, presented certificates to health officials who from June and for the five weeks had taken part on the course set up by the Ministry for Health and Social Welfare, through the National Programme for Reproductive Health (PNSR), with the technical support of UNFPA- the United Nations Population Fund, through the Project to Project to Reduce Maternal and Neonatal Mortality in Bioko Norte and Kie Ntem.
A set of training seminars were given with the aim of refreshing health professionals from health centres in the provinces of Bioko Norte, Kie Ntem, and Bata Regional Hospital, under the new low risk prenatal (PNC) and postpartum control regulations.
The activities began in Bata, with the training of trainers. This training is aimed at professionals selected for the PNSR to form part of the group of national trainers in CPN, and included members of the PNSR; health workers, professors from the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) and the Cuban Medical Brigade. In total, 12 national trainers were trained, in teaching techniques, CPN and low risk prenatal (PNC) and postpartum evaluation/supervision.
In the province of Bioko Norte, two training workshops were held in the city of Baney; one aimed at ATS, in the week from 2nd to 5th July, and the other aimed at doctors and midwives from Bioko Norte, from 18th to 19th July,
In total 74 health professionals from Bioko Norte , Kie Ntem and Bata Regional Hospital, were trained in low risk prenatal (PNC) and postpartum control. Of these, in the continental part of the country, 37 medical professionals, midwives, nurses and ATS were trained, in addition to 8 health auxiliaries, who received a specific awareness-raising session.
In the province of Bioko Norte a total of 17 doctors and midwives, and 12 ATS were trained. In addition to the 12 trained national trainers, who now have the skills and the experience necessary to monitor this training in other parts of the country.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office