Religious body hosts workshop on reduction of mortality rate

first_imgThe Public Health Ministry in collaboration with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) hosted a four-day training session for local doctors, nurses, and midwives in an effort to reduce the mortality rates of mothers while giving birth.Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence with trainers at the workshopSome of the topics discussed at the workshop included helping mothers survive bleeding after birth, and pre-eclampsia/eclampsia. Dr Oneka Scott, Maternal and Child Health Officer (acting) from the Ministry of Public Health introduced the training, which marked the fifth time the Church presented mothers and infant life-saving instruction in support of the Public Health Ministry’s Maternal and Child Health Unit Project. The project aims “To ensure that women, children and family members obtain maximum health care that is necessary for their growth and development.”The training was done by a team from Latter-Day Saints (LDS) charities consisting of Dr Lori Lindsay, Obstetrician/Gynaecologist from Alaska; Dr Steve Kammeyer; retired Obstetrician/Gynaecologist from Utah; Adele Kammeyer, retired Labour and Delivery Nurse from Utah; Dr Lloyd Jensen, Professor of Paediatrics, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and the team’s Project Administrator, Chantel Jensen.Dr William Adu-Krow, PAHO/WHO Representative of Guyana; and President Wayne Barrow, Elder’s Quorum President of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, gave brief remarks. Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence also met with the LDS charities officials.last_img read more