In December 2016, the HMS Secretariat provided seed funding to Jhpiego Nigeria to facilitate a Helping Mothers Survive Pre-Eclampsia & Eclampsia (PE&E) Master Training workshop. A group of six health professionals, including two from the Ministry of Health, were first trained as master trainers at a workshop in Abuja. Two of these new trainers then joined Dr. Kabo in Abakaliki to train another 11 trainers from Kogi, Nasarawa, Adamawa and Ebonyi states. This group of trainers were then mentored in their first training of 16 frontline healthcare workers in two facilities in Ebonyi. After the training, the State Accountability for Quality Improvement Project (SAQIP) and MCSP incorporated HMS PE&E into their programs and used it to train 25 primary healthcare providers in Ebonyi and 26 in Gombe. Funded by Bill and Melinda Gates, SAQIP is a six-year project to build capacity of the system to provide quality maternal, neonatal and child health services. Jhpiego plans to reach over 1,600 health workers in over 400 health facilities in the five states with the HMS PE&E module through either onsite training or by incorporating PE&E into modular BEmONC trainings. At least 10 pre-service education training institutions in these states will also benefit from the HMS PE&E trainings through clinical site strengthening. Jhpiego Nigeria is working with FMOH, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, and other key stakeholders to present the module for as a harmonized learning resource package for PE&E across Nigeria.
including two from the Ministry of Health, were first trained as master trainers at a workshop in Abuja.