The Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria, SOGON has embarked on Maternal and Prenatal Death Surveillance and Response Initiative to help the country come up with accurate data on maternal and child mortality rate.
The President of the association, Professor Brian Adinma stated this at the Launch of three books on Obstetrics and Gynecology in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. The event attracted notable Professors of Medicine from across the country. The books which have sixty five authors from ten medical institutions in the country are centered on holistic approach to the management of obstetrics and gynecology cases as they relate to patients in tropical Africa. They are to serve as guide for upcoming Obstetricians and Gynecologists to reduce maternal and child mortality resulting from birth complications and diseases in the country.
The President of the association, Professor Brian Adinma explained that apart from the academic resourcefulness of the books, they would also aid efforts by SOGON to document actual causes of maternal and child deaths through its on-going Maternal and Prenatal Death Surveillance and Response Initiative.
The Head of Gynecology and Obstetrics Department, Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, FETHA who is also the Lead Editor of the books, Professor Joane Umeora pointed out that peculiarity of some gynecological cases and the need to have local content in the practice informed the writing of the books. Another Editor of the books and former Chief Medical Director of FETHA, Dr Paul Ezeonu called for proper training of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in the country to enable them to cope with emerging complications in child birth.
The Chief Medical Director of FETHA, Dr. Emeka Onwe represented by the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee of the Hospital, Dr Robinson Onoh stated that the books would serve as a stepping stone towards providing the best healthcare to pregnant women in the society.