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Outreach empowers 40 caregivers on handling babies with breathing disorders


A mother and her baby

A mother and her baby

Stirred by the ravaging effects of children born with breathing disorder, the Outreach Women and Children Hospital, Lagos, has trained 40 medical personnel in Amuwo-Odofin community on how to manage children with breathing difficulties.

The workshop tagged ‘Helping Babies Breathe’, was facilitated by Dr. Bunmi Fakeye-Udeogu, who spoke on ‘The Golden Minute.’ According to her, the free training would curb the scourge of neonatal deaths, which would have led to pains, sorrow, and untimely death of babies with breathing problems.

Dr. Efunbo Dosekun, Medical Director/Chief Executive Officer of Outreach Hospital said the training of caregivers to help babies breath well is a timely intervention and the best remedy to save those with breath disabilities.

Explaining how such breath difficulties or disorders could occur, Dosekun said it could be caused by babies overstaying in the womb or babies taking in waste material in the womb, among others.

She disclosed that the Outreach Hospital would establish a clinic in July to assist parents with subsidized fees for children with breathing disorders or premature babies.

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