Ekiti Government trains traditional birth attendants



The Ekiti State Government has expressed its readiness to train all relevant stakeholders, individuals and partners in the health profession so as to ensure quality healthcare delivery to all Ekiti Residents.

The Commissioner for Health and Human Services Dr. (Mrs)Mojisola Yaya-Kolade stated this at a Sensitisation Workshop organized by the Ministry of Health for Traditional Birth Attendants in Ekiti state.

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Dr Yaya- Kolade noted that the training was organized so as to encourage the Traditional birth Attendants to refer any noticeable complicated issues at delivery to Government hospitals.

“The training seeks to ensure that no life is lost at delivery. The training will also help to protect the Traditional Birth Attendants, pregnant women and newborn baby “. She said.

The Commissioner stated that the Traditional Birth Attendants are partners in progress stressing that they need trainings to catch up with the newest health techniques for safe delivery in the world .

“The time to underestimate the place of Traditional Birth Attendants in Ekiti state is far gone. It is a new dawn” .The Medical consultant Stated.

She charged them to be more professional and give more attention to details adding that midwife profession is a great profession that requires dignity and dedication to duty.

“I’m a midwife. In the course of my job, I have taken delivery of many children”. She noted.

Earlier in her lecture, Dr. Ibikunle of the Saving Million lives Programme said that the Sensitisation Workshop was timely noting that Nigeria had the second most cases of death of pregnant women at birth in the world ,second to yo India.

“The workshop is a bold step to improve maternal and child mortality ,child health ,nutrition and population “. She noted.

The chairman of the association Mrs. Alabi Adefunke Mrs Adetunji Omowumi and Mrs. Adetunla Olayemi that spoke on behalf of the participants appreciated the state government for organizing the training and they all pledged to make use of what they have learnt from the seminar and to cooperate with the government to eradicate death of pregnant women and babies during delivery.

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