Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development Program (BBSYDP), Health Department, Government of Sindh completed 6th Phase of Community Midwifery Training Program recently. The Certificate Distribution Ceremony of Training Program was held recently at Dr. Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi. Dr. Islam Hamid, Acting Chairman, Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Program was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
Community Midwifery Training Program was started in 2008 aimed to train females as midwife to provide antenatal, natal and postnatal services and to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality rates through trained healthcare providers.
Sharing his views on the Certificate Distribution Ceremony, Dr. Islam Hamid, Acting Chairman, Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Program (BBSYDP) congratulated all the students of 6th batch on successfully completing their course. He further informed that this is a unique course from all other provinces because it was adopted by South West Asia. Through this program, till-date 0.3 million youths were successfully trained. Out of which 40% got job in different public and private sector organizations. The program is the vision of Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Shaheed and we would carry the mission with same enthusiasm.
Ms. Nasreen Chandio, Ex-MPA in her address informed that midwifery is a noble cause because it deals with the provision of maternal, neonatal and health related services especially in rural areas of Pakistan by providing skilled care to women. She hoped that this program will continue in future also and will give more encouragement to the female students.
Dr. Sabir Memon, Project Director, Community Midwifery Training Program in his address gave a brief overview of the Program. He said that this program was started in 2008 in order to provide health related skills training to the un-skilled youth of the province. Initially it was started in 8 different disciplines but now it is successfully running in 18 disciplines. Through this program, 16,460 youth are being successfully trained. He congratulated all the successful students of the 6th Batch.
Earlier, students and teachers also share their views.