Susam promotes refresher course for midwives in six municipalities of Amazonas

The aim of the course is to improve the quality of home birth care and reduce maternal and neonatal mortality indicators.
26/08/2016 08h50 - Updated 26/08/2016 09h07
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Midwives working in six municipalities of Amazonas participate, this Friday (26), of course "Neonatal Resuscitation", promoted by the Brazilian Society of Pediatrics (Saped) in partnership with the State Health Department (Sesame) and the Mormon Church. The aim of the course, explains the State Secretary of Health, Pedro Elias de Souza, It is to improve the quality of care at home birth, as a contribution to the reduction of indicators of maternal and neonatal mortality. The course will be held in the Mormon Church, street Loris Cordovil, Alvorada neighborhood, in the period from 8h to 18h.

"Midwives develop an important work in distant communities and should act jointly with the public health system. It is important to integrate them into the system, to improve the access of pregnant women to health services ", he stressed.

Today, the state has 1.173 TBAs registered. altogether, participate in the meeting 30 professionals, the municipalities of Coari, Iranduba, Careiro Brown, Parintins, Presidente Figueiredo and Rio Preto da Eva.

According to the coordinator of the Health Technical Area Women's Susam, Sandra Cavalcante, the course will enable them to provide better care to the newborn, during or childbirth and, in this way, reduce neonatal mortality rate, due, mostly, perinatal asphyxia, that is the interruption of the umbilical movement.
"The intention is to enable midwives to provide the initial care, until the mother and baby have access to a health facility. We know that midwives working in remote communities and various geographic peculiarities. That is why, the need to know to perform the initial care ", he explained.

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