Breastfeeding workshop

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The Neonatal Care Course (NCC) is an educationally robust product.  We teach about the four main areas that the World Health Organisation identifies as contributing maximally to neonatal mortality rates: resuscitation at birth, early breast-feeding, keeping babies warm and early recognition and management of sepsis.  https://www.who.int/maternal_child_adolescent/topics/newborn/enap_consultation/en/).  Our feedback forms show increased confidence of learners in all […]

Cameroon Instructor Development Days

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We have been busy putting together suitable programmes for our on-going development and support of the local instructors in both Cameroon and Liberia.  We have been asked by Grace and her team in Cameroon to return there once a year for the next 3 years to take them from Step 8 of the “10-steps to […]

Independent Neonatal Care Course

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Midwives in Bamenda this week (North West region of Cameroon) learning how to tie a “Kalafong” wrap for skin-to-skin mother care as part of their 2 day Neonatal Care Course.  22 learners with 100% pass rate in a town which is at the centre of the current sociopolitical unrest in Cameroon and to which UK […]

“God put all these good things into titty water so why are we deviating?” [Kola on being asked about using formula milk]

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There is nothing, nothing so heartening as watching someone you’ve just trained as an instructor teaching better than you. This is Kola putting his all into his lectures, carrying his learners with him on a wave of enthusiasm.  A truly inspirational educator. He was good last year but, not only is he even better this […]

Sustainability, here we come!

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Julia recently spoke at a national conference on “The challenge of sustainability” in newborn care training.  NICHE International’s vision of the Holy Grail of sustainability is in the slide below: There is much written on skills decay over time and the lack of sustainability in the model of flying outside instructors to a country for […]

Mentoring in Yaounde, Cameroon

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This is Alison and Jarlath, busy in Cameroon mentoring 12 local instructors through their instructor candidate newborn care courses. We use the UK model for training instructors. They first have to do a two day very intense instructor training course known as the generic instructor course (GIC). Then they have to teach on 2 newborn […]