Health Leaders & Experts to empower Limpopo Obstetrics through Skills Transfer

Limpopo Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba, accompanied by the world renowned women in the health sector, Professor Salome Maswime, Head of Global Surgery from the University of Cape Town, Professor Lineo Matsela, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist specialist from Sefako Makgatho University and Professor Sue Fawcus, Senior Scholar and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Cape Town, will lead a team of Obstetrics Response Team as they will be conducting an obstetrics surgical workshop on the transfer of skills to the local Obstetrics champions in the province and screening patients on non communicable diseases as part of celebrating women's month at Thabazimbi Hospital in the Waterberg District from the 14th to 18th August 2023.

Health Leaders & Experts to empower Limpopo Obstetrics through Skills Transfer
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Limpopo Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba, accompanied by the world renowned women in the health sector, Professor Salome Maswime, Head of Global Surgery from the University of Cape Town, Professor Lineo Matsela, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist specialist from Sefako Makgatho University and Professor Sue Fawcus, Senior Scholar and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Cape Town, will lead a team of Obstetrics Response Team as they will be conducting an obstetrics surgical workshop on the transfer of skills to the local Obstetrics champions in the province and screening patients on non communicable diseases as part of celebrating women’s month at Thabazimbi Hospital in the Waterberg District from the 14th to 18th August 2023.

This five days event workshop is aimed at frontline healthcare workers (interns, Comm serve Medical Officers/ Nurses/Midwives/Private General Practitioners GP) & Community Healthcare workers to equip them with knowledge to screen, identify and refer or treat common non infectious diseases and to strengthen their knowledge their knowledge on vaccination protocols.

As part of the rural health matters outreach program, the event will also focus on equipping delegates with practical surgical and non surgical critical skills in important key areas such as how to perform a safe caesarean section, Colposcopy and LLETZ, Ectopic pregnancy, basic obstetric ultrasound, anaesthesia for obstetrics patients, Neonatal resuscitation and screening of patients on non communicable diseases.

“As we continue to celebrate Women’s month, we are proud of our Obstetrics Response Team and the invited professors coming from other provinces to be spending the whole week teaching local Obstetrics champions on safe caesarean section surgical skills and obstetrics ultrasound. Our community will benefit not only on the five days when experts will be in Thabazimbi but long after the experts are gone because all delegates from all over the province will be well equipped to continue what they have learned”, said MEC Ramathuba.