OHAI Liberia Holds Training Workshop for Nurses

This March, #OHAI Liberia is conducting free cleft lip surgeries in southeastern Liberia and requests the public to refer patients to local clinics for onward referral to treatment centers.
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#OHAI Liberia is conducting free cleft lip surgeries in southeastern Liberia

Oral Health Advocacy Initiative (OHAI) held her first set of a training workshops for Nurses in southeast #Liberia. The workshop titled ‘Nursing Care Saves Lives’ was organized in partnership with the Maryland County Health Team and held at the J. J. Dossen Memorial Hospital, Harper, Maryland.

The training workshop which is aimed at improving the safety and effectiveness of post-operative nursing care for children following cleft surgery was attended by nurses in Maryland, Grand Kru, and River Gee Counties respectively.

Speaking on the goal of the training, the Country Representative for OHAI Liberia, Mr. Hilenen Aben stated it was to empower nurses and raise their confidence to deliver higher quality care for their patients. Mr. Aben added that as competent practitioners, they will be able to apply their knowledge and experience to deliver safe and effective nursing care to children undergoing #cleft #surgery in partner hospitals in the country.

The International resource person for the workshop, Dr. Thomas Afeleokhai; a practicing maxillofacial surgeon and consultant at #OHAIAfrica emphasized the need to empower nurses and raise belief in their capacity to improve nursing care.

#OHAI Liberia is conducting free cleft lip surgeries in southeastern Liberia

Dr. Afeleokhai further noted that poor standards of training, low professional status, and poor working conditions mean that nurses often lack essential nursing skills and have a poor assessment of their contribution in improving outcomes. The training, therefore, seeks to improve skills and understanding through a practical application of learning in the classroom so that nurses can deliver a higher standard of care.

Responding, the County Health Officer (CHO) for Maryland County, Dr. Methodius George lauded the effort of the Oral Health Advocacy Initiative for going down to Maryland County to train nurses and to conduct free cleft surgeries to the unreached in the community.

OHAI is a Pan-African International Non-governmental Organization headquartered in Abuja, Nigeria. The organization is aimed to advance the cause of oral and dental health delivery through advocacy, intervention, and health capacity development. 

This March, #OHAI Liberia is conducting free cleft lip surgeries in southeastern Liberia and requests the public to refer patients to local clinics for onward referral to treatment centers.

#OHAI Liberia is conducting free cleft lip surgeries in southeastern Liberia