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UNFPA donates medical equipment to UNIMED

The United Nations Populations Fund Monday, August 22, 2022 donated some medical equipment to the department of nursing and midwifery at the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo State.

Apart from the equipment, the laboratory of the department was also renovated, courtesy of the UN agency.

Speaking during the inauguration of the equipment and the laboratory at the Pre-Degree hall, UNIMED Akure Campus, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Adesegun Fatusi, said the equipment would aid the comprehension of the student in their training.

According to him, the new clinical skill laboratory will help the students do better in their training,

He said, “This is not a question of making the students pass the examination but to ensure that the students who have already been well-trained can have competence and knowledge in the process of their training and have almost real-life experience.

“The donations are models of women that are pregnant, models of newborn babies, models of placenta among others.”

The VC noted that in medical training, one of the things done is to expose students to real-life patients. He emphasized that it is better to practice with mannikins before real-life patients.

Fatusi who described manikin as a life-like patient stimulator used to represent real-world patients, explained that they were used to demonstrate many things.

Also speaking, the Head of UNFPA, Lagos Liasion office, Omolaso Dr. Omosehin who was represented by Dr. Akinkumi Akinbajo said their motive for the gesture was to end preventable maternal death by 2030.

Omosehin noted that the other goals were to end the unmet need for family planning, all forms of gender-based violence and female genital mutilation, early child marriage and all other harmful traditional practices.

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