Karawa Nurses Expand Pre-Eclampsia/Eclampsia Training

Part 2 of  “Will This Training Make a Difference?”

Dr. Gado, the CEUM Medical Director,  provided PCP with a report that 42 clinic nurses received the pre-eclampsia/eclampsia training from Karawa nurses who were trained by the PCP Medical Ambassadors in September 2017.

The activities of the day began after breakfast. Regine Teka read the word of God in the book of Luke 17:11–19. She encouraged the participants to consider gratitude. She said we must be grateful to God for his goodness in the image of the Samaritan stranger, who among the ten lepers healed, returned to say thank you to Jesus. She reminded us that God is kind to us, for we were in our sins and He gave us his only Son, who did not know sin, that we might be called the sons of God through the covenant blood of Jesus.

….One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”
Luke 17:11-19

At 9:45 am, Dr. Célestin Deambi, Director of the Karawa Health Zone, explained that in partnership with PCP Medical Ambassadors, several nurses were trained as trainers on the management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (high blood pressure in pregnancy), along with how to help mothers survive hemorrhaging after childbirth, how to help babies breathe, and how to use intramuscular injections. The nurses providing this training to 42 clinic nureses are:

  • Nurse KONGA Dubé
  • Nurse Felix MBELE
  • Nurse Michel OLOMI
  • Nurse Michel LENGOZO
  • Dr. Célestin DEAMBI

The first lesson on pre-eclampsia/eclampsia involved:

  • identifying clinical and biological signs of the disease
  • medicines for treatment
  • monitoring signs of toxicity associated with magnesium sulfate

The nurses then divided into four groups. In each group, the trainers explained and helped the participants use the tools in the kit to practice detection and treatment of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia.

When the meeting resumed, Dr. Deambi reminded the nurses the causes of hemorrhage after delivery and how to care for these women. The nurses practiced deliveries, hemorrhages after deliveries, and resuscitation techniques to help babies breathe, under the guide of the nursing supervisors.

At the completion of the training, all of the nurses received a certificate of completion and took a group photo together. They commented,

“We desire for the lessons to be repeated regularly to remind us of the techniques we can use to save lives.”


Thank you, PCP Medical Ambassadors, for this training! And thank you to Dr. Célestin Deambi and Dr. Gado for facilitating the on-going training in Karawa. To support the PCP Medical Ambassadors training programs, please donate here. Thank you!

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