Niger: Italian military doctors train FAN nurses

(To Army Majority State)

As part of the mission in Niger, the first course dedicated to continuing nursing training was held in recent days in favor of Nigerian NCOs, the National Gendarmerie and civilian employees of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Niger.

The activity, conducted by a medical officer of the "Celio" Military Polyclinic in Rome, was organized on the basis of the need of the Nigerian military health body, employed at the ward infirmaries, to reacquire advanced professional hospital skills in the management of critically ill patients , in the first aid and resuscitation departments. This activity, too, is part of the vision of multidimensional support for Nigerian military health care (which also deals with a large part of civilian users), carried out by the MISIN Mobile Training Team with courses dedicated to basic and advanced first aid training in a non-environment permissive and with the donation of drugs and ambulances, launched thanks to the synergistic action between the MAECI and the Italian Ministry of Defense through the Embassy of Italy in Niamey, as part of a series of cooperation initiatives between the Italy and Niger.

The closing ceremony took place at the Niger Armed Forces Paramedic Training School (FAN) in the presence of the commander of the Bilateral Support Mission in Niger (MISIN), Brigadier General Claudio Dei and the Central Director of the Health Corps. of the FAN, Colonel Adam Moussa. During the event, certificates of participation were delivered to students who successfully completed the training period.

The class, made up of 10 military and civilian nurses, participated in a cycle of theoretical lessons at the training school of paramedical staff of the Armed Forces of Niger and in an internship period, with a "training on the job" method at the bed of the patient, at the National Hospital "de Reference" in Niamey.

During the course, the Italian medical team specialized in the critical area, during the practical phase, directed the integration of the students with the hospital's health personnel, following them on a normal working day of the Nigerian hospital.