This is what we are aiming for!
It was noticeable that when Cameroonian candidates were role-playing a scenario, for example giving the baby to the mother after a successful resuscitation, they would speak to her in Pidgin English (sometimes called Kamtok in Cameroon).
One of the candidates used the sentence above. It means ‘the baby hasn’t died’.
It is a reminder that neonatal mortality in Cameroon is still 10 times that in the UK, and that the aim of teaching the Newborn Care Course is to reduce it.
48 of the 49 candidates who took part successfully completed the course in April 2019. That’s 48 more skilled birth attendants and nearly 20 trained or partially trained instructors (not all those who did the GIC last year managed to get to these courses to do their supervised teaching) who will continue to cascade the learning. That’s good news for many thousands of babies in Cameroon in the years to come.