Nat’l Midwifery Body Holds 2-Day Retreat, Conference In Greenville

In a bid to brainstorm on the challenges facing health workers, the National Midwifery Association has held a two-day retreat for the first time since the formation of the group in Greenville, Sinoe County.

The retreat was held under the Theme: “Midwives: Defenders of Women’s Rights”, according to Wilhelmina Flomo, National President of the Association, and was basically intended to find common ground on how they can deal with issues affecting midwives using the constructive and human rights-based approach.
She noted that the conference also brought on board a new batch of officials through a democratic process to steer the affairs of the Association in Liberia.
Mrs. Flomo said it was important for midwives across the country to attend the forum, adding that the training has added new ideas to the existing ones, considering the exercise as the first of its kind to be hosted in the southeast of the country, particularly in Sinoe County.
The Liberia National Midwifery Association Executive noted that decentralization of its activities is another way of making people feel and understand the importance and impact of the organization.
Meanwhile, Madam Flomo is encouraging midwives to continue to work in the interest of the people, noting that they should desist from unethical practice that has the propensity to tarnish their image and that of the profession.
The retreat climaxed with several recommendations and new ideas that will be used by the association in confronting issues that matter to the growth and well-being of the association, she said.
The program held at the Greenville City Hall brought together over two hundred midwives from the fifteen counties of Liberia.

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