Traditional Midwifery in Nigeria (part 2)
Traditional Midwifery in Nigeria: Practices in Okigwe land, Nigeria
Princess Maureen Ifeyinwa Johnson is a native of Umuna-Okigwe from Igwe’s family in Imo state . Princess Maureen is a registered Nurse/Midwife, family planning clinician, peri-operative Nurse (Theatre manager) and a Master degree holder in Public Administration. She lectured throughout Nigeria and the United Kingdom. In addition, this proud mother is an activist, a leader and a minister.
She has held executive offices both in the national and state Association of Peri-operative Nurses of Nigeria. She is the initiator and the first president of Mater Medic (doctor’s wives) Association of Abia state, Aba zone. Princess Maureen is a direct descendant of Umuna-Okigwe Royal family and comes from a long legacy of traditional healers ; her grandfather a King and traditional healer specialized in healing women and children. In addition, her mother worked as both a Traditional midwife and western trained midwife in the government hospital.
Participants will learn and receive:
- Intro to traditional herbs & medicine plus handouts
- Hands on preparation of traditional native postpartum soup
- The status of Traditional Birth Attendants, their practices & the impact on Nigerian women
- Certificate of Completion for 2 hour training
Community sliding scale: $20-$25 Students with ID: $15
Location: 603 E. 15th St, Oakland, CA 94606
Contact: Asatu Musunama to RSVP (space limited)
ph: 510.692.2029 email: firstname.lastname@example.org