Safe Motherhood

WEEK 4 (22ND TO 26TH JUNE, 2015)

Week 4 came with a ot of work, but with a focus towards the specified nutrittion activities. I was tasked with the Nutritionist at the office to go out in the field and offer technical support supervision and monitoring to health care providers and community volunteers trained and oriented, repspectively, in Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) under the SUN project. A total of 15 rural health centres were visited. The main mission was to find out how the SUN project was being implemented in its intial stages. The project is in its first year of implememtation, and not so many activities have so far been imolemented. Health care providers were interviewed on the training they attended and how it was helping them to reach out to the community volunteers. Community volunteers who mainly included memebers of the community trained in safe motherhood were as well interviewed on how they were orinted in IYCF. The community volunteers were also interviews on how they were rolling out the IYCF actitivities in the community.

Class room knowledge application: The focus was on IYCF activities being implemented in the communities and therefore, the classroom knowledge applied came from module 11 and 12 which involved breastfeeding and complementary feeding for children aged 2 years of age. It was also a period of dtermining how micronutrient supplementation was being handled for both under two children and the lactating mothers. These were partinent issues and concepts in module 11 and 12.

An eventful week it was!!

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June 18, 2015


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June 17, 2015 at 11:57PM
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“This is looking into labor and delivery. Resources are always in short supply. Yesterday, there was no IV tubing. Today, there was no soap (anywhere in the hospital). Women bring their own sheet to put under them for delivery. I brought a bunch of new wash cloths with me and give one to each woman laboring. After she uses it in labor, it may be recycled as a diaper for her newborn. Nothing goes to waste.” –recent MFH volunteer midwife

“When we hear the statistic that 800 mothers die each day while bringing life into the world, we must remember that it is mostly rural, poor women who are dying…. And we need to ask ourselves, are the lives of these women worth saving? Midwives For Haiti has answered with a resounding "Yes.”“  

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Can you imagine giving birth in a busy clinic at 3am when there is no electricity? Seeing this face and hearing his kind words as he helps you birth safely by the light of a headlamp is everything! Can you help us fund Skilled Birth Attendant, Salnave Pierre’s, monthly salary of $320? Please join Team Salnave and chip in $16 if you are able: http://bit.ly/XRucQN Thank you!