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Wave III TOT Workshop


Summary of the E-MOTIVE TOT Workshop

A Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop on implementation of the WHO guidelines in the treatment of Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) was organized jointly by the African Center of Excellence for Population Health and Policy (ACEPHAP), E-MOTIVE Central Team and JHPIEGO team from 6th to 8th June 2022 at the ACEPHAP boardroom. The training workshop was officially opened by Prof. Hadiza Shehu Galadanci, Director ACEPHAP and the Principal Investigator for the Nigerian hub team. In her opening speech, she underlined that an unacceptable proportion of maternal mortality occurred in LMIC countries like Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania etc. She emphasized on how E-MOTIVE is coming up with an intervention to guide and train people on the implementation of the WHO guideline in the treatment of PPH which is triggered as a bundle and carried out in 15 minutes. She introduced and welcomed members of Birmingham Clinical Trial Unit (BCTU), University of Birmingham in persons of Prof. Arri Coorisamy, Prof. Ioannis Gallos and Dr. Adam Devall who represented the E-MOTIVE central team members. She thanked the team for coming forward to help in this crucial capacity development that the Nigerian maternity care givers need.



The workshop was co-facilitated by JHPIEGO trainers and E-MOTIVE team members (Central and Nigerian Hub team). A comprehensive set of resources, including hard and soft copies were made available by the trainers and distributed to participants. The workshop was attended by 21 participants drawn from seven of the study sites across Nigeria (Yusuf Dantsoho Memorial Hospital, Sabo Bakin Zuwo Maternity Hospital, Central Hospital Warri, Waziri Gidado Hospital, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, General Hospital Gumel and Central Hospital, Benin City). Participants were E-MOTIVE sites local champions, Matron in-charge of the labour wards and E-MOTIVE research midwives.


In closing, certificates of attendance were issued to the participants and Dr Taiwo Amole, the Logistics officer, gave the closing remark. She thanked Prof Arri and his team, the trainers and in particular and all participants from the various sites. She acknowledged that it was a privilege to get such an investment into the Nigerian Health System. She also prayed for more collaborations in the future and encouraged participants to internalize the training and ensure proper step-down at their respective sites. The participants also expressed their feelings about the training verbally. “I have no words to express my satisfaction about both the training content and the resource persons; I love all” said one male participant from Benin Central Hospital. Also, Dr Olowogbayi the UITH local champion and a midwife from Central Hospital, Warri indicated that they had had many trainings in the past but this was very different and much more practical. He midwife described the training as “the one, from the right source, to the right target”.




The Africa Center of Excellence for Population Health and Policy (ACEPHAP) is one of the World Bank supported African Centre of Excellence which is aimed at strengthening interdisciplinary approaches to promote population health outcome through training and research for evidence-informed policy development in West and Central Africa. 

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