Sajida Foundation’s Institute of Health Sciences (IHS) in collaboration with Team Broken Earth - a renowned Canadian volunteer task force - organised a three-day comprehensive training program for healthcare professionals to strengthen their capacities on high risk labour and delivery management. The program, sponsored by Renata Pharmaceuticals Limited, was inaugurated on August 16.
Md Abdul Karim, Managing Director of Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) and former Principal Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh attended the event as the Chief Guest. Prof Dr. AHM Enayet Hossain, Additional Director General of Health Services (Planning and Development) and Line Director, Non Communicable Diseases Control, DGHS, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) also joined as Special Guests. Guests of Honor at the event included Ms. Phedra Moon Morris, Head of Aid (Development Cooperation), High Commission of Canada, Dhaka; Dr Khaleda Islam, Director, Primary Healthcare, DGHS, MoHFW and Prof Dr. Laila Arjumand Banu, President Obstetrical and Gynecological Society of Bangladesh.
The three-day hands-on training took into consideration the high burdens of maternal and newborn mortality during intra and postpartum periods in Bangladesh. The course is designed to provide an understanding of the latest best practices and will help health practitioners in providing better care for women during labour.