I am delighted to announce our new The Wellbeing Foundation Africa programme in partnership with the esteemed Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to advance the EmONC Competency-Based Curriculum for Resident Doctors in OBGYN at the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria.
This collaboration is aimed at enhancing the availability of quality advanced Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care services in both national and sub-national hospitals. By equipping the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria with the capacity to deliver advanced EmONC competency-based training, we’re making significant strides in fortifying Nigeria’s healthcare workforce.
Under the Global Health Workforce Programme Grant, funded by the UK Department of Health and Social Care and managed by the Tropical Health and Education Trust – THET, this initiative underscores WBFA’s dedication and efforts in building resilient health systems post-pandemic and advancing Universal Health Coverage goals, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3.
This programme will leverage expertise from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (Nigeria Liaison Group) and experienced master trainers in advanced EmONC from LSTM. Implemented on the frontlines by The Wellbeing Foundation Africa in collaboration with LSTM – Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, this transformative partnership will make significant strides in improving maternal and newborn healthcare outcomes across Nigeria, through engaging stakeholders in postgraduate medical education, establishing advanced EmONC Centers of Excellence in Abuja and Lagos, and ensuring sustainable operations for postgraduate OBGYN revision courses.
In the past ten years THET has reached over 100,000 health workers across 31 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia in partnership with over 130 UK institutions, and as Founder of THET, Professor Sir Eldryd Parry, once said, if there’s mutual trust and a willingness on both sides to learn from each other, a readiness to adapt and a readiness to try new things then good work will happen. The Wellbeing Foundation Africa is pleased to uphold this commitment across Nigeria, fostering trust with a commitment to both teaching and learning.
In strengthening the capacity of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, this project is funded through the Global Health Workforce Programme, which is funded by the UK department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) for the benefit of the UK and partner country health sectors.