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      A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL

The Nigeria West geopolitical zone is one of the zones recording high incidences of maternal mortality in the country. Very few institutions exist with adequate capacity for the training of basic and post basic midwifery in the entire region.
The collective efforts of these available centres is yet to make maximum impact on the populace in the region, with many cases of preventable child birth related deaths, being recorded in both the Urban and rural areas.
The school was established to produce the needed skilled manpower that will make maximum impact in the reduction of the preventable child birth related deaths being recorded in the Urban and rural areas of the North-West geographical zones, in particular and Nigeria.
The school was established to produce the needed skilled manpower that will make maximum impact in the reduction of the preventable child birth related deaths being recorded in the Urban and rural areas of the North-West geographical zones, in particular and Nigeria.
The history of the school dates back to April, 2003. Records must be made of the efforts of the following Prof. B.B. Shehu, Prof. Mungadi, Dr. Yakubu Ahmed, Mal. Sanusi Musa, Mrs B.N Ashcroft, Alh Aliyu Jabo, Alh. Adamu, Dr. Nwobodo and the entire staff of  school of Nursing UDUTH, Sokoto. The accomplishment was due to the commitment and effort of former Chief Medical Director Prof. B.B. Shehu who has despite being in the struggle since 2003 has realized his dream of nursing his baby – School of Post Basic Midwifery.
The journey came to light when provisional approval for commencement of training was given in 1st December, 2008 after meeting 100% of the requirement for establishment of the institution.
The school commenced training in March, 2009 with an intake of twenty five students who were carefully selected upon passing a written examination and selection interview.
The school operates as an organism with various systems that interrelates to produce a whole and enjoys the benevolence of seven dynamic committees whose energies are directed to the achievements of the goals and objectives of the programme, which is reduction of maternal morbidity and mortality in the North West Zone in particular and Nigeria in general.
The school presented 22 candidates and record remarkable success at September, 2010  with 95% and 100% by March, 2011.
The school is receiving good recommendation of its products nationally and internationally on their efficiency at work.


VISION OF THE SCHOOL

To be among the fore-runner, and a role model worthy of emulation in the reduction of maternal and infant morbidity and mortality in Nigeria.

 GOALS OF THE SCHOOL

  • To ensure that more pregnant women achieve access to Midwifery care in order to reduce maternal morbidity and  mortality to the bearest     minimum.
  • To help reduce the numbers of babies who die in and around childbirth
  • To inculcate the knowledge of family planning in the students in order to promote effective health education among women of reproductive age.

There is a joy I feel
To be part of this profession
Caring for individuals
Families and Communities
In developing the country
We know no barrier or boundaries
Because we are favoured
To care for all and all

 Chorus               
For all and all
For the Mothers and Babies        
Because we are midwives
We care for all and all      x2

Teach the mum all she needs to know
Help the mum to carry to term
And deliver safely with no complications
Educate them all, to care for the child
To foster love and bonding
And to build a nation that is
Healthy, Strong and great.
(Chorus) x 2

 Composed by Blessing Eluwa
September, 2011 Set.

POSTAL ADDRESS:
School Of Post Basic Midwifery,
Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital,
PMB 2370,
Sokoto.

 E-MAIL ADDRESS
sopbmuduth@yahoo.com
spbm@uduth.org.ng

To prepare professional competent and versatile midwifery practitioners, who are capable of providing high level health care to individuals and families in homes, communities, health centers, hospitals and clinics in the rural and urban centres of the society.

PHILOSOPHY

  1. The family is the basic unit of human existence, thus midwifery practice must be family–centred.
  2. The woman is a vital partner in the midwife – client relationship, who should be empowered to reduce gender imbalance in all sexual and reproductive health issues.
  3. Midwifery education enables the midwife develop specialized knowledge and skills for midwifery practice.
  4. Continuing professional development programmes will keep the midwife abreast of the dynamic issues challenging reproductive health services in the society.
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