A four day training workshop for nurses, doctors, public health nurses as well as nutritionist is currently underway in the Upper West region to upgrade their skills in helping babies to breathe, essential care for every baby and perinatal death audit.
The programme which is being funded by UNICEF has targeted health personnel in the Wa Municipal, Nadowli-Kaleo and the Sisala East District hospitals that has been identified in the demographic health survey as low performing hospitals in terms of the provision of quality services in maternal and neonatal concerns.
Presenting a session on preparing the birth room and preventing infection at birth, Dr. Priscilla Wobil a health specialist in maternal and newborn health took participants through the principles of helping babies breathe, demonstrated mastery on essential new born care among other skills.
Following the programme, a radio discussion featured Madam Mary Agary and Cynthia Yengkangyi advised women who deliver preterm babies to practice the kangaroo mother care system to survive such babies or visit the nearest health facility to receive suitable care.
Prince Daud Kaatore