Trauma management and comprehensive emergency obstetric surgery training
Video about training sessions in life-saving procedures for health workers in Somalia
As a result of the ongoing fighting, Somali hospitals see large numbers of wounded and people affected by the conflict. Health workers face increased challenges ranging from hazardous working environments to a lack of qualified health personnel when delivering much needed care.
Newly graduated Somali medical students are the health service providers of tomorrow, but they often lack expertise and practice. To strengthen the ability of Somali health workers and medical students in responding to the challenges and needs, WHO conducts trainings in critical life-saving surgical techniques.
This video shows that with support from the Humanitarian Response Fund in 2010, WHO was able to provide health workers with training sessions in life-saving procedures including first aid, trauma management and emergency obstetric care.