October 28, 2015 By Samuel Ben Turay
Over 30 midwives from the United Kingdom (UK) are expected to provide free training programs to Sierra Leoneans in different communities across the country.
The team would be brought in by a UK-based organisation called Life for African Mothers (LFAM) with the aim of providing free training on health issues to different communities and groups nationwide.
Speaking at the Robert Street community in Freetown yesterday, a senior member of LFAM, Matt Price, said the team would be in the country on Saturday 31 October.
He said the lectures would be done freely, adding that their organisation is partnering with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and other sectors to improve the country’s health sector.
Angela Gorman, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Life for African Mothers, said her organisation is committed to helping both children and their mothers, noting that it is a maternal health charity aiming to make birth safer in sub-Saharan Africa by providing medication to treat eclampsia and post partum haemorrhage.
“By providing medication to treat the complications of child birth, LFAM has been able to support hospitals and health centres across Africa. We are also going to look at what should be done during this period of training,” she said.