Access to maternal health services in Liberia

by Americares Foundation Inc.
Access to maternal health services in Liberia
Access to maternal health services in Liberia
Access to maternal health services in Liberia
Access to maternal health services in Liberia
Access to maternal health services in Liberia
Access to maternal health services in Liberia
Feb 10, 2016

Liberia Nurse Midwife Training Progress!

In Liberia, maternal and neonatal maternity rates are high. A significant skills gap in obstetric care has led to underutilization of prenatal health care and poor quality of care.

Since its founding, AmeriCares has been working to improve maternal health in the developing world. In Liberia, we are training health care workers, particularly nurses and midwives, in delivering front line maternal and child health care. Newly trained health care professionals then educate community members and health center employees in safety techniques, creating a lasting impact.

As of February 1, AmeriCares appointed Toks, a nurse/midwife trainer to aid in this teaching. Toks has college degrees in both midwifery and tropical nursing and has worked in postnatal/antenatal care wards for more than four years. In her new role, she will help increase local health workers’ capacity to provide quality care, which we believe will save lives and improve utilization of the Liberian health care system.

Toks will focus on three areas:

• Developing a training curriculum in basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric and newborn care

• Providing on-the-job training to 62 midwives and nurses in emergency obstetric and newborn care services

• Providing ongoing, supportive supervision and technical assistance to health workers

We think Toks is going to step in and do a fantastic job conducting trainings!

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Americares Foundation Inc.

Location: Stamford, CT - USA
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Project Leader:
Jon Hillery
Senior Associate, Institutional Relations
Stamford, CT United States

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