Dr. Jennifer from Boston trains the staff at Offia Oji Health Center in the use of the ambu-bags for newborns with breathing problems.
AMURT has thirty health workers trained health workers making home visits to the pregnant women and newborn babies. Through counseling and health education women are encouraged to come to the health centers for ante-natal care and to give birth.
Exclusive breastfeeding to six months and continued breastfeeding with complimentary feeding up to two years gives the best foundation for health child. Most of the cases of severe malnutrition we see in small children are found to be related to problems with breastfeeding.
The new health centers were initiated by the women’s association as they saw so many of their sisters die in childbirth. More and more women are coming as health facilities with skill birth attendants are now accessible for the first time.