In our unrelenting  commitment to reducing neonatal mortality rates in our region, St. Mary’s Hospital Umuowa , in collaboration with Saint Augustine Children’s Hospital Bonn hosted  a groundbreaking one-day training workshop  on – HELPING BABIES BREATHE.

The HBB seminar underscored the crucial medical significance of early neonatal care, equipping healthcare practitioners from primary and secondary health facilities within the zone with essential skills to ensure newborns can breathe effectively and thrive.

We were honored to welcome representatives from over 50 hospitals and maternities to this enriching training event, where they actively participated in hands-on practical sessions to enhance their expertise in neonatal resuscitation.

Certificates of participation were proudly awarded to all attendees, recognizing their dedication to advancing neonatal care and safeguarding the lives of our littlest community members.

Following the training, participants were treated to an engaging tour of our cutting-edge hospital facilities, giving them a firsthand look at the technology and compassionate care that define St. Mary’s Hospital.

According to Dr. Stella Adikuru, Head of Pediatrics Department: “Our goal is to empower healthcare providers with the knowledge and skills needed to intervene early and save the lives of newborns in critical moments.”

Dr. V. Emeto, the Assistant Director of Clinical Services and Chairman of the Training Session , also noted that  , “As we continue to collaborate and learn together, we are shaping a brighter future for neonatal care in our region. Every baby’s first breath matters.”

A heartfelt thank you to all who participated and contributed to this transformative event. Together, we are making a lasting impact on the health and well-being of our community’s tiniest patients.

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