Project #951

Prevent Nigerian Mothers from Dying in Childbirth

by VSI, Venture Strategies Innovations
Mar 20, 2007

Over 70 Nigerian health professionals reached in initial misoprostol training

Lagos, Nigeria

Following our success in gaining the world's first regulatory approval of misoprostol for controlling postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), Venture Strategies, in collaboration with our local partner Hygeia Limited Foundation and under the guidance of Dr. Olawale Lawal Oyeneyin, has initiated several widely attended training workshops in Nigeria on reducing maternal mortality and morbidity. The workshops focus on the Active Management of Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL) and the judicious use of misoprostol for the treatment of PPH.

In Nigeria, pairs of one-day trainings are slated to be held in three major regions: Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt. The two one-day trainings launched in February 2007 in Lagos was attended by over 70 health professionals ranging from matrons and nurse midwives to MDs and medical directors. Attendees represented the breadth of health facilities in the Hygeia Health Maintenance Organization’s extensive provider network, including Lagoon Clinic; the Salvation Army; and Alimosho, Mercy-Thomas Oredugba, Molabi, St. Sinai, St. Josephs Catholic, and Uwemedimo Hospitals to name but a few. Trainings in Abuja and Port Harcourt are slated for March and May of 2007, respectively.

The trainings underscore the importance of misoprostol as an integral strategy to reduce maternal mortality. Primary objectives of the trainings are to improve the knowledge and attitude of healthcare workers in AMTSL and use of misoprostol, to increase the practice of AMTSL and use of misoprostol by healthcare workers at target facilities, and finally to empower trainees to become trainers themselves.

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VSI, Venture Strategies Innovations

Location: Irvine, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​
VSI, Venture Strategies Innovations
Project Leader:
Allison Boiles
Communications Specialist
Anaheim, California United States

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