Neo-Natal Resuscitation: Most babies are born and breath with minimal assistance, but some babies need extra help. For every 100 babies born, ten will have problems. Eight of those babies can be saved with simple resuscitation procedures. Unfortunately, there are places in the world where these procedures are unknown. LDS Humanitarian Services sends doctors to assist medical personnel as they learn the procedures for NRT. Doctors have been coming to the DRC for four years -- now good training is being given by in-country doctors, like Dr. Arthur Ngoy, who donates his vacation time to train his colleagues.
People arrive early for a training session held in Kinshasa in the Catholic Medical Services Center.
Sister Bernadette Claus, head of the Catholic Hospital System in the DRC, gives her "stamp of approval" to the work done by Dr. Ngoy, Dr. Max Grover and Dr. Michael Preece.
Instruction includes classroom instruction and hands-on practical training.
The training goes on the road to medical personnel in Lubumbashi, Kolwezi, Mbuji Mayi and Matadi.
An experienced trainer, Dr. Valerie Empamposa watches a new trainer instruct the class.
Members of the Church in the various cities assist with registration and lunch.