Graduation of Midwifery Nurses
Today, the second group of trained midwifery nurses graduated from the programme in North Sinai supported by UNICEF in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Population and with a generous contribution from the Government of Japan.
The event was attended by Major General Mohamed Abdel-Fadel Shousha, governor of North Sinai, Major General Adel Ghadban, Governor of Port Said, Minister Takada Katsunobu representing the embassy of Japan, and Dr. Wael Abdel Razek, Head of Primary Healthcare and Nursing Sector at the Ministry of Health and Population, and Selena Bajraktarevic, head of Child Survival and Development at UNICEF.
These midwives coming from North Sinai were trained to provide health services to vulnerable mothers and children as midwives.
UNICEF aims to support the Government of Egypt’s led efforts to reduce the vulnerability of women to risks related to pregnancy, and delivery as well as the vulnerability of newborns and children under 5 in North Sinai through the provision of maternal health care services.
The trained midwives provide basic health care services such as antenatal and postnatal care as well as family planning. They also provide delivery services for pregnant mothers. The midwives will continue to improve their skills and the quality of their services with the support of UNICEF and the Ministry of Health and Population.
UNICEF will train 250 midwives in North Sinai within one year to provide quality health services to the most vulnerable children and families.
The training will cover infection prevention and control, basic newborn care, and community-based management for maternal and neonate care.
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
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