Essential Obstetric Care Training in Wabag, Enga Province


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More potential to excel

The soft spoken young Community Health Worker from Aiyokos Health sub centre was Ben Sakarias who was one of the sixteen Participants who attended the Essential Obstetric Course (EOC) with the tremendous supported from Rural Primary Health Service Delivery Project (RPHSDP) and Enga Provincial Health Authority in Wabag from 9th to 13th May 2016. Ben has graduated from Tinsley CHW Training School in 2014. So with two years of clinical experience he was young but submitted an outstanding workbook which formed part of the EOC assessment. Not only was his workbook exceptional he also made excellent contribution during the skill stations to assist the other members of his group on how to use and interpret information on the partogram correctly in a normal labour as well the Active Management of Third Stage of Labour (AMTSL) and the Neonatal Resuscitation. His outstanding performances  with both the workbook and at the skills stations was recognised by the RHTU team and he was acknowledged with a small award for being the best performing Participant of the week. He was also  recommended by the facilitators as a potential candidate for CHW upskilling which is a 6months hospital attachment at Western Highlands Provincial Hospital to gain more knowledge and skills in Obstetrics. He was a great young man with more potential to excel and only the sky is the limit.

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Maria is a nurse mid-wife by profession with a Bachelor in Clinical Midwifery. She has rendered her services as a nurse midwife in many of the remote health facilities of Madang and West Sepik provinces for the last ten years. In February 2014, she joined the Reproductive Health Training Unit as an Educator / Facilitator. She is more than grateful to be part of the Reproductive Health Training Unit team and also looking forward to contribute meaningfully to share and impart her knowledge and skills to her colleague health workers. She strongly believes that, this will increase their knowledge and improve their performance especially in dealing with Maternal Health which aims at reducing high maternal mortality rate in this country.

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