Yola, March 27, 2017 (TNE): Adamawa Government on Monday began a training programme for 63 health workers on life-saving skills for women and children.
”The core objective of the training is to complement government’s effort to improve knowledge and skills of health workers, reduce rate of maternal and child mortality and morbidity in the state,” Ms Fatima Atiku, the Commissioner for Health, said at the workshop.
“The Modified Life Saving Skills Programme is targeted to train 63 health workers from the 21 local government areas of the state.
According to the commissioner, Adamawa and the entire North-East region have the highest records of maternal and child deaths in the country.
She did not, however, give statistics.
Also, Dr Abdullahi Belel, the Chairman, Adamawa Primary Healthcare Development Agency, said that the training was to improve capacity and skills of health workers. (TNE)