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SCI trains over 5000 health workers in three states

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Save the Children International (SCI) in collaboration with Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) has trained over 5000 health workers in Lagos, Gombe and Kaduna States to identify life-threatening condition in new born babies, treat children suffering from malnutrition and to provide appropriate advice to caregivers.

The project is aimed at directly building the capacity of frontline health workers across all three states, in primary and secondary health facilities with a bouquet of trainings in various interventions including the integrated management of childhood illnesses (IMCI), essential new-born care (ENC), advanced management of third stage of Labour (AMTSL), effective management of vaccines, new vaccines administration, Routine Immunization (RI)/reaching every ward (REW).

Speaking at the closing ceremony of Health workers Capacity Building (HCB) project organised by Save the Children International funded by Glaxo Smith Klineheld in Ikeja, Lagos, Area Operations Manager, Lagos, Cross River and Akwa-Ibom Save the Children International Ms. Nwamaka Ifionu, said Save the Children, as a child-rights organization has continued to lead the global front in the fight for child survival.

She said: “We have particularly stood firm in our resolve to see that no child, especially those under five years of age dies from preventable causes. Our child survival priority is based on the simple premise that, unless a child survives beyond infancy, and is protected from diseases and the effects of disaster, they cannot learn or participate meaningfully in society.”

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