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SE-PAC-Net IN COLLABORATION WITH Ipas TRAIN HOUSE OFFICERS/SENIOR HOUSE OFFICERS ON PAC/THE USE OF MVA

A total of One Hundred and Five House Officers and Senior House Officers from Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) recently completed a 2day training workshop on post abortion care (PAC) services and the use of manual vacuum aspirator. This training is essentially to build their capacity towards the application of this life saving procedure and enhance their contribution towards the reduction of maternal mortality from abortion and its complication. The training carried out under the auspices of IPAS, took place at the conference hall of the theatre complex of NAUTH Nnewi South Easthern Nigeria, facilitated by a team of five trainers, lead by Prof. J.I.B.Adinma.At the commencement of the training workshop, Prof. Adinma highlighted the need for the training on PAC services believed to be a high impact intervention to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality. He reeled out abortion statistics globally and in Nigeria and their contribution to the overall maternal mortality situation. The training workshop consisted of didactic lectures, video demonstrations, and practical sessions. Key aspect of the training include the dismantling and reassembling of the MVA equipments , its processing and storage as well as plans towards the sustainability of PAC services beyond the training . The participants availed themselves of hands-on practical exercises using a pelvic model.In his remarks following the training, the group leader of the 2011/2012 batch of house officers Dr. Ody Ezenwafor expressed their delight to have participated in the training, he further pledged on behalf of the participants to employ the skill acquired, strictly for the purpose of saving the lives of women. He also thanked the facilitators of the training for their patience and dedication, and IPAS Nigeria for sponsoring the training workshop. Highlight of the occasion was the acquisition of an MVA plus kits by each of the trained participants. This group represents the fourth batch of house officers undergoing the training on PAC services and the use of MVA each year

 

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