Department of Nursing and Midwifery Hosts Family Planning Workshop
The International University of Management continues to train Student Nurses/Midwives in order to improve the health services and the quality of sexual reproductive health with the latest scientific evidence approach through academic teaching. Hence, the Department of Nursing and Midwifery hosted a family planning workshop for a group of student Nurses/Midwives as part of their second year curriculum fulfilment. This workshop covered the most up to date recommendations for Family Planning as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO). These include short acting contraceptives, long active reversible contraceptives and permanent contraceptives. About 60 students were trained during the week of 1st to 5th February 2021 at IUM-Dorado campus. This training was supported by the Ministry of Health and Social Services through the National Health Training Centre and the United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA). After the training, students are expected to provide Family Planning services, enabling users to freely decide about the number and spacing of their children and to have information they need to make informed choices. It is a known fact that Family Planning allows women to delay and limit pregnancies by preventing unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortion and prevention of pregnancy related complications including prevention of HIV/AIDS transmission through the use dual contraceptives. This in return reduces maternal mortality rate. IUM values the support from partners, who continues to support the dedicated academic team in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery.