Emmanuel International Canada and Emmanuel International Malawi commence training health-care providers

Emmanuel International Canada (EIC) and Emmanuel International Malawi (EI Malawi) commence training health-care providers in Malawi

Kristy Nowell Emmanuel International Canada’s Project Manager for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PROMISE) said,” training will be provided to equip staff with the knowledge and skills to provide the basic and comprehensive obstetric care at six health centres in Zomba District, ensuring women who arrive at the health facilities to give birth are met by suitably skilled medical personnel”.

14 of the Health Care Workers Certified in Integrated Maternal and Neonatal Health Care

EI Malawi has started the training to build the capacity of health-care providers to recognize and manage complications during pregnancy, childbirth and the post-partum period.

The course is a competency-based training in skilled birth attendance, emergency obstetric care and early newborn care (BeMONC and CeMONC) BeMONC stands for Basic Emergency Obstetric and neonatal care, while CeMONC stands for Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and neonatal care. BeMONC and CeMONC have been integrated into one training package IMNHC (Integrated Maternal and Neonatal health care) for trainees already certified in nursing, midwifery and clinical health services. However, they have had very little exposure to targeted trainings in Maternal, Newborn and Child Care. There is emerging evidence that this combined training course will provide improved availability and quality of care as a result.  The PROMISE certified programme is an example of this.

EI Malawi is targeting its efforts in Zomba Malawi, among six health clinics and over 300 villages. Within the communities, PROMISE will seek to improve the delivery and utilisation of essential health services to mothers, pregnant women, and all children under the age of five. Additionally, this project will inform patients of the benefits of increased consumption of nutritious food and supplements for mothers and children.

The PROMISE project is a commitment to help preserve the precious health of mothers and children.

Project undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada

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