Health workers from Garissa County have undergone training on how to handle mothers and babies during delivery.

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Garissa County Health CEC Ahmednathir Omar said the training will help reduce maternal deaths in the county.

Ahmednathir said the 30 health workers from Garissa, Wajir and Mandera counties had undergone a one-week training with an aim of improving maternal health and neonatal mortalities in North Eastern.

The health workers were trained on mobile obstetric simulation at Garissa County Referral hospital resource center.

Ahmednathir who lauded Garissa medical staff said the staff came up with several innovations that will help during delivery service.

The health CEC said that his department will focus on improving the county health sector adding that the county government is determined to provide quality and affordable services to its residents.

“The ongoing project of the modern Cancer center was among major projects aimed at having quality health care for the residents of Garissa County,” said Ahmednathir as quoted by Garissa County Government Press Unit on Facebook.

Ahmednathir who lauded the partnership between Garissa and Kijabe Hospital that offered the Mobile obstetric simulation team training said the partnership will help build capacity for health workers on life saving skills.