Midwives key to rural women’s health – Mrs Saraki
Mrs Toyin Saraki, Founder and President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) has advocated for training and equipping of midwives as they hold the key to health of rural women in Nigeria.
Speaking at the wrap up of a two weeks advocacy and sensitisation on the roles of midwives in Nigeria, Mrs Saraki said that women encounter midwives more than doctors.
She said that in the rural areas, a well trained and equipped midwife would educate the rural woman on many health issues that concern them.
Mrs Saraki who is wife of the President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki and a Global Goodwill Ambassador of the International Confederation Midwives emphasized the importance of reviewing the Midwifery Services Skills and Framework in Nigeria.
She called for the adoption of the World Health Organization’s Four Year Integrated Nursing And Midwifery Competency Based Prototype Curriculum For the African Region.
“We must remind ourselves the vital position midwives take in women’s health. Midwives are key to improving and maintaining women’s health.
“More women will encounter a midwife than a doctor. We must use the position of midwives in the communities and hospitals and educate women about their health, with reliable and accurate information.”
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