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ICM empowers rural Nigerian midwives

30 December 2015, 11:32Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) has empowered more rural midwives in the country through skills training, mentoring and incentives.

Practicing and student midwives in Kwara, in the north-central region, have benefitted from the exercise.

Toyin Saraki, the inaugural Global Goodwill Ambassador of the ICM has led the initiative at the Civil Service Clinic in Ilorin.

Midwives, as well as community mobilizers and women leaders, who applauded the initiative, attended.

Midwives received training on the Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC) scheme.

“It brings me great pleasure to see the satisfaction on the faces of you midwives, and I’m sure that the EmONC skills you’ve garnered in this period of time will help save the lives of more mothers and newborns across North-Central Nigeria,” said Saraki.

Her Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBF) is involved  in the empowerment drive.

Saraki, wife of Bukola, the Senate President, is founder of the WBF.

Among other organizations that participated in the empowerment of midwives include Unilever Nigeria.

- CAJ News


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