Start BEmONC training in Nyumba ya Mungu

participants gather early in the morning

After a lengthy period and – a careful preparation of over two years, health workers of four different dispensaries in Simanjiro District participate in a so called “Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care” training (BEmONC), which started on August 3rd.

During a period of two weeks medical staff of Lemkuna-, Nogorika-, Magadini- and Nyumba ya Mungu dispensaries will be trained by Dr. Macheku, Head of the department of Gynecology and Obstetrics of the nearby Mawenzi Regional Referral Hospital. Dr. Macheku, who is a certified and very experienced BEmONC trainer conducts the training together with another national BEmONC trainer.

The goal of the training is to enhance the skills of healthworkers (doctors, nurses, midwives and birth attendants) in the four dispensaries in assessing and managing conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and newborn care in the district.

SINTAN IP facilitates the training, partly thanks to the support of “Wilde Ganzen Foundation”, a Dutch NGO. Dr. Norbert Mchomvu, from Materdei Africa ( a Tanzanian NGO) is projectleader of the training.