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AMCH WORLD PREMATURITY DAY CELEBRATION 2018

Public Awareness Campaign and Stakeholders Rountable Meeting
  • Lagos State
  • 16th November 2018
  • Stakeholders Rountable Meeting
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The World Prematurity Day (WPD) is a day set aside to raise awareness of preterm deliveries and discussissues surrounding the management of these vulnerable children. Abiye Maternal and Child Health International Foundation (AMCH), is a non-profit, non-governmentalorganization in Lagos, Nigeria. Our main aim is to provide up-to- date evidence-based life-saving knowledge and skill at all levels particularly to frontline health workers in communities across Nigeria. Our mission is to help end preventable deaths by contributing to health system strengthening and quality improvement of maternal and new born care in Nigeria.

AGENDA
1 Arrival/Registration 8.00 - 9.00am
2 Opening Prayer – Dr Amole (Chairman AMCH) 9.00 - 9.05am
3 Introductions – Dr Tolulope Olatunji/Dr Afiemo 9.05 - 9.15am
4 Welcome Address – Prof Aba Sagoe (Patron AMCH) 9.15 - 9.20am
5 Introductory Remarks – Dr Elizabeth A Disu 9.20 - 9.30am
6 9.30-10.00am
7 VOICE OF THE PRETERM: STORY TIME
    A CME Seminar on Care of the Preterm/Infant
10.00 - 11.00am
8 Tea Break/ Press Conference 11:00 – 11:30am
Roundtable Discussions, STRICTLY BY INVITATION
9 11.30 - 1.30pm
10 Discussions, Recommendations and Way Forward 1.30 - 2.30pm
11 Lunch 2.30 - 3.00pm
Concluding Remarks 3.00pm
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AMCH WORLD PREMATURITY DAY CELEBRATION 2017

Stakeholders Rountable Meeting And CME On Care Of Pretern
  • Lagos State
  • 17th November 2017
  • Stakeholders Rountable Meeting
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The World Prematurity Day (WPD) is a day set aside to raise awareness of preterm deliveries and discuss issues surrounding the management of these vulnerable children. Abiye Maternal and Child Health International Foundation (AMCH), is a non-profit, non-governmentalorganization in Lagos, Nigeria. Our main aim is to provide up-to-date evidence-based life-saving knowledge and skill at all levels particularly to frontline health workers in communities across Nigeria. Our mission is to help end preventable deaths by contributing to health system strengthening and quality improvement of maternal and newborn care in Nigeria.

AMCH in partnership with Lagos State Ministry of Health commemorates WPD annually. This year, WPD activities will include a CME Seminar and a stakeholders meeting to discuss issues surrounding care of preterm babies. The aim of the meeting is to strengthen a network of all relevant stakeholders who manage preterm babies, discuss challenges and chart a path towards improving the care of preterm babies in Lagos State.

AGENDA
1 Arrival/Registration. STRICTLY BY INVITATION Before noon.
2 Introductions 12:00 – 12:15
3 Welcome Address – Dr. Adeniyo Amole 12:15 – 12:20
4 Introductory Remarks – Dr Elizabeth. A. Disu 12:20 – 12:30
5 12:30 - 1:00
6 Lunch 1:00 – 1:30
7 1:30 – 3:30
8 Discussions, Recommendations and Way Forward 3:30 – 4:30
9 Concluding Remarks 4:30 – 5:00.
10 A CME seminar on Care of the Pretem Infant will precede the Stakeholders Meeting from 9.00am to 11.00pm. This is free and open to doctors and nurses who pre- register by calling 08098391499
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ESSENTIAL NEWBORN CARE TRAINING COURSE

  • Ikeja, Ikorodu
  • 13th -17th March 2017
  • Training
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ENCC is a Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) training with a curriculum adapted from the World Health Organization (WHO) and AAP training modules for frontline health workers. It is also being used by FMOH in the Maternal Child Survival Programme (MCSP) run by Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN)/NISOMN in partnership with American Academy of Pediatrics and some notable international NGOs. The pilot programme is running in Ebonyi and Kogi States and now currently being scaled up to the six geo-political zones in the country.

AMCH is proud to jumpstart the programme with its partners; Latter Day Saints Charities, Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN) and Lagos State Ministry of Health (LSMOH) as a pilot study at Ikorodu LGA of Lagos State. It currently has the highest number of ENCC trainers in Nigeria.

Numerous ENCC step down trainings that have taken place at Ikorodu LGA with over 500 individuals trained. This has been a deeply gratifying experience for us as the participants responded with such eagerness to learn and share the knowledge gained, at their facilities so as to indeed reduce the high mortality rate of newborns at Ikorodu. Fifteen classes were conducted in the past one year with over 400 participants trained and certified. The pilot programme which ends at Ikorodu in December 2017 will be spread to the other local government areas and we solicit your technical, financial and moral support to spread this important evidence-based program which has been proven to be impactful. At present, we have 48 trainers and over 450 trainees mainly at Ikorodu. We hope to do some advocacy drive for LSMOH to make the programme compulsory for all the healthcare workers in charge of newborn babies.

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World Prematurity Day 2016

  • Ikeja
  • 12th November 2016
  • Awareness Rally
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November 17th 2016 is World Prematurity Day, a day set aside worldwide to raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families. An estimated 15million babies are born preterm yearly and Nigeria is one of the foremost countries with the highest preterm deliveries. Sadly, prematurity is one of the leading causes of neonatal mortality in Nigeria.

The Abiye Maternal and Child Health International Foundation (AMCH), a non-governmental organisation in Lagos Nigeria, in collaboration with Nigerian Society of Neonatal Medicine (NISONM) and Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) seized this opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges of preterm birth and to discuss ways of ensuring survival and improving the lives of these babies.

To commemorate the World Prematurity Day, on Saturday, 12th November 2016 by 7am, AMCH led an awareness rally. The rally was an avenue to spread the word about preterm births and enlighten the public on its associated problems, preventive steps to take in order to forestall its occurrence and what practical steps families can take at the birth of a preterm baby.

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