APPRECIATIATION OF THE RHIH MIDWIFERY SKILLS LABORATORY: PERSPECTIVE FROM RECOGNIZED TECHNICAL EXPERTS IN MIDWIFERY PROFESSIONS

On Monday, 29/03/2021, from 14h00  to 15h30, It was a great pleasure to  see Dr. DUSHIMIYIMANA Innocent (Fr.), Vice Chancellor of  Ruli Higher institute of Health Saint Rose de Lima  (RHIH ) and Other RHIH  administrative and academic staff while  welcoming the Guest  in RHIH environment . The visitors were aimed to explore the RHIH Midwifery skills lab for seeing its structure, function and services offered to the students for better training outcomes. In fact, the  delegate  from   different stakeholders  like higher learning institutions  that train midwives professionals  such as University of Rwanda-College of Medicine and health sciences –school of midwifery and  Kibogora Polytechnic , Rwanda nursing and midwifery union    as well as Rwanda association of Midwifery (RAM).

GROUP PHOTO OF GUEST AND RHIH ADMINISTRATIVE AND ACADEMIC STAFF I FRONT OF RHIH NEW   SKILLS LAB/MIDWIFERLY

The Vice chancellor of RHIH academic staff introduced all member on institute perspective followed by jointed tours done in RHIH space and ended by visiting the operational midwifery skills lab. The visitors were welcomed by midwifery skills lab staff headed by Mrs. INGABIRE Marie Jeanne, RHIH midwifery Head of Department, presented an overview on training of midwives at RHIH from Historical and current perspectives where she focused on teaching and learning process for getting the competent and skilled Midwives  and she took her time to announce that the first intake are now in last year (Level 3) of advanced diploma of midwifery.

Academic staff working in  midwifery skills lab  presented its different  stations   such as Antenatal care(ANC), Labor monitoring and delivery, Resuscitation and Immediate new born care, Post-Partum monitoring, episiotomy repair, Family Planning and Discussion room… explain the role of each station in  shaping professionally a skilled and competent midwifery.

Photo showing Academic staff working in midwifery skills lab presenting  one among  the existing station named Antenatal care (ANC) to the visitors`

The visitors were very happy to see the good achievement of midwifery department through solving the previous recommendations provided by Higher education council (HEC) after their regular assessments where they recommended the institute to separate the skills lab of nurses from midwifery. The RHIH has decided to build a new skills lab reserved for midwifery department only   and equipped with all necessary equipments as a standard requirements.

Photo showed Mr. NKURIKIYUMUGISHA Jean Pierre (Skills Lab staff) while explaining the booking system for students who want to do a practical sessions at school.

Surprisingly, Mrs. Juliet N. MUKANKUSI ,Rwanda association of midwives  representative , was very excited to see mannequin  named  Fetal skull  and Maternal Pelvis  possessed with limited departments and she confirmed  through appreciation that RHIH is training well, the midwives who will contribute  positively in fight against Maternal child and new born mortality  based on knowledge and skills gained through their training curriculum.

Photo showed, Mrs. INGABIRE Marie Jeanne (RHIH midwifery Head of Department), showing mannequin  named  Fetal skull  and Maternal Pelvis   to  the  Mrs. Juliet N. MUKANKUSI  (Rwanda association of midwives  representative), Mrs. Olive TENGERA( Head of department Midwifery in UR-CMHS and other Guests

Vice Chancellor in his concluding remarks, a part of thanking expression for sacrifice of Guest disputing their  overloaded tasks; He  noted that RHIH is committed to produce the competent midwives workforce who will respond on current issues faced by maternal child and new born health related problem. He continued by saying that RHIH is still contacting different developing partners for availing High Fidelity mannequins as a way forward in future plan  and plan is in place for alternative toward better performance of the students in existing means.