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.
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.
Birthing Kits Foundation Australia
- At the introduction we shall inform them on the history of BKFA and there vision and objectives and the impact of birthing kits.
- Shall explain to them what MHCD is, the mission and Vision.
- 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
- 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
- Small group
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.
- 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
Shall enable participants know how to sensitize the women.
Community and public health
Equip them with skills on community and public health with the aim of preventing diseases and promoting primary health care.
- Early identification of complications and referral to obstetric care
- Birthing plan
- Reproductive health – STD’s and HIV identification, Malarial identification (referral to health clinic)
- 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
- Hydration of mothers
- Checking / follow ups for infection – how long after birth and how often?
- Sanitation – e.g. Toilets
- Reproductive health and contraception (family planning)
- Female circumcision
- Health promotion with whole community by including men in training sessions
- Mental health ad trauma counseling
- Sustainability – microfinance
- 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
- 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.
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