A three-day seminar aimed at building the capacities of nurses and midwives in Liberia has ended with the at least each of the 25 participants receiving a certificate.
The program is intended to help accredited institutions, as well as students who want to continue their education in the profession, by developing a Bachelor’s degree program in midwifery, registered nurse-midwifery and certified midwifery.
The seminar, which ran from September 22 thru 24, was conducted by the Liberian Board for Nursing and Midwifery (LBNM) with support from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). It brought together participants including midwives and nurses from the 15 counties.
Cecelia Kpangbala Flomo, LBNM Registrar, who holds a Masters degree in Public Health (MPH), said the seminar was a climax of a five-year project to develop, review and revise what they referred to as “Advance Midwifery Curricula.”
She described the midwifery profession as “very unique” which, she said, should be given the needed opportunity so that those already in the profession could advance themselves by learning in other parts of the world.
Mrs. Flomo facilitated the training and development of the curricula. She noted that the bridging program will help institutions in teaching the required courses to be on par with international standards.
“Let me tell you that the five years project is very essential because we want build our.