MHCD Mission in Health Care and Development Democratic Republic of Congo in collaboration with Birthing Kit Foundtion Australia is pleased to inform the medical professionals (Medical Doctors,Nurses,Midwives,Dentist,Community workers,Ophtalmologists,etc) that we will be carrying out a training programme on midwifery,community health and Development. The major objective of the training is to train Medical professionals who will train traditional midwives,Primary Health care workers and community workers onidifferent topics that will help them fight diseases and reducing poverty in their village. 

This training will give new insights that will help improve the lives of villagers and promote primary health care and community health and development in the villages and remote rural areas where there are no hospitals.

Registrations are open to any organization interested in sending their officials for the above trainings.


DRAFT CURRICULUM

TOPICS

All participants shall be medical professional’s e.g. medical doctors, nurses and midwives. They already have knowledge on medical skills so the skills we shall be training them shall be based on adult education, community and public work practical, proposal and report writing, group management, material health and new midwifery skills and other topics that will help improve lives of midwives and their families in the communities.

MAIN TOPIC

SUB–TOPIC

COMMENT

Birthing Kits Foundation Australia

BKFA

-     At the introduction we shall inform them on the history of BKFA and there vision and objectives and the impact of birthing kits.

MHCD

MHCD

-     Shall explain to them what MHCD is, the mission and Vision.

Birthing Kits

-  How to use birthing kits

-  How to use local items when birthing kits are not  available

-  Disposal of kits

-     Shall help the participants understand the importance and use of birthing kits and how to use the locally available material when the birthing kits are not available.

Report /newsletter writing

-  Report writing

-  Newsletter writing

-  Proposal writing

 This topics shall help participants to write reports, newsletters, proposals writing and how to manage them



Administration and Finance

-  Administration

-  Statistics

-  Finance  management

-  Micro-financing and small businesses

-Help them have research skills, how to use their own finances, training on micro-financing and have general skills on administration

Organization of midwifery clubs

-  Clubs

-  Seminar

-  Small group

-  Community

Shall help them know how to form and manage groups.

Non-literate adult education techniques


Equip them with knowledge on educating the illiterate traditional  midwives

Community work practice


Shall help them with skills in dealing with the people in their communities and society at large.

Counseling

-  Family counseling

-  Rape and sexual violence counseling

-  HIV/AIDS counseling

The topics shall help participants understand how they will educate the women deal with rape and sexual violence issues, how to take care of raped expectant women and HIV testing.

Community skills and sensitization

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Shall enable participants know how to sensitize the women.

Community and public health

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Equip them with skills on community and public health with the aim of preventing diseases and promoting primary health care.



Pre-natal care

-  Nutrition

-  Hygiene

-  Early identification of complications and referral to obstetric care

-  Birthing plan

-  Reproductive health – STD’s and HIV identification, Malarial identification (referral to health clinic)


Birth

-  Including cultural variations in childbirth

-  Birthing for women who’ve been circumcised

-  Hygiene – primary health

-  Birthing techniques / positions

-  Early breastfeeding and delivery of placenta

-  Cleaning babies eyes


Post natal

-  Breastfeeding

-  Hydration of mothers

-  Checking / follow ups for infection – how long after birth and how often?


Health

-  Nutrition

-  Sanitation – e.g. Toilets

-  Vaccinations

-  Reproductive health and contraception (family planning)

-  HIV

-  Malaria

-  Female circumcision

-  Health promotion with whole community by including men in training sessions

-  Mental health ad trauma counseling

-  Sustainability – microfinance 




































PROGRAMME

-      From Monday–Friday : Lectures and group discussions

-      Saturday (8: 00 a.m. to 12: 00 p.m.)

Outreaches: Participants shall be going to the nearest villages to put in practice the lessons learnt in the week.

-       Sundays : resting

ACCOMMODATION

-      We shall look for a hotel with self-contained rooms with tables and chairs that shall help them learn under good conditions. This is different from the traditional midwifery seminars because those who shall be coming to learn are health professionals and will require to learn under good conditions. This will make the accommodation to be a little bit different from the one of the traditional midwifery seminar.


FOOD

They shall be eating breakfast, lunch and supper and there shall be tea or coffee breaks twice per day. This will allow them to learn under good conditions.

For registrations contact:

Dr Luc Mulimbalimba

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