Neonatal training given in Botswana

GABARONE, Botswana — Volunteer physicians and nurses, members of the Church from the United States, participated in a Church humanitarian project here recently. Gathering at the Worldview Lodge on the Mokolodi Nature Reserve, the volunteers gave neonatal resuscitation training, presenting intensive, well-organized skills aimed at reducing the mortality rate of newborn infants from breathing problems, which occur in 10 percent of births.

Fifty-five of Botswana's doctors, nurses, midwives and birth attendants from throughout the country attended the two-day "train the trainer" program. They returned to their hospitals and clinics, furnished with equipment and supplies provided by the Church, to train others in these life-saving techniques.

The Church here also recently donated wool blankets to AIDS orphans at Pimville Elementary School.

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