The second week was more intensive training for Community Health Workers. 3 CHW were also certified to insert contraceptive implants, of which 85 were inserted. To date 300 implants have been inserted - the need is great. Thank you to the Rotary project Spasim Pikinini for providing the implants. Topics covered were family planning counselling, quality antenatal care, kind care during labour and birth, managing labour, helping babies breathe, emergency care. The majority of the 32 CHW had not had any continuing professional development since they had qualified. This is a huge problem in remote areas of PNG.
Overall the 2 weeks in Anguganak were very successful - the team worked well together, the first time without Founder and CEO Sara David! Rhondy was a vital link to connecting with the community and her experience was highly valued. The local people were very grateful for the training and asked for Living Child to return in the near future.