Oyo sponsors 270 for community nursing, midwifery training to boost healthcare delivery https://tribuneonlineng.com/oyo-sponsors-270-for-community-nursing-midwifery-training-to-boost-healthcare-delivery

Thursday, June 3, 2021

OYO state government is training 270 individuals in community nursing and community midwifery with the intent to employ them afterwards to beef up health service provision in the community.

Provost, Oyo State College of Nursing and Midwifery, Mrs Gbonjubola Owolabi, made the disclosure at the flag-off of the community nursing and community midwifery programmes and commissioning of a block of three classrooms in Ibadan.

She stated that each local government and local council development area had sponsored four candidates each, including 50 that were children of community birth attendants.

The training, she declared, is a step towards a drastic reduction in morbidity and mortality, particularly at the grassroots, will afford the students’ practical community midwifery skills and license them as community midwives to provide support, care and health advice before, during and after pregnancy, labour and delivery period at the community level.

She said that the students at graduation as licensed community midwives will be working under the supervision of a registered midwife or registered nurse in providing health services, including the provision of family planning.