Betty Sam (Elizabeth Mamie Sam)
Making it Happen Programme Sierra Leone, Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Betty Sam (Elizabeth Mamie Sam), DHSM, DRH, SCM, SRN
Senior Technical Officer, Making it Happen Programme Sierra Leone, Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Elizabeth fondly known widely as Betty Sam is a qualified Nurse Midwife with very good skills in programme management and capacity building of health care providers especially in Maternal and Newborn health. With over decades of working in the country’s health care delivery system, she has very good knowledge of what operates at the various levels. Undertaken the Diplomas in Health Service Management International and the Diploma in Reproductive Health in developing countries has provided her with added value in the public health arena.
Betty serves as Senior Technical Officer with the CMNH,LSTM office in Sierra Leone. This is programme aimed at complementing the Health Ministry’s efforts in increasing the availability and quality of Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care, Life Saving Skills training for all cadres of health care providers in the country. Betty has a passion for capacity building and research in Sexual Reproductive/MNH so always looks forward to providing technical assistance in improving the lives of mothers and newborns.
Not really undertaken publications but during the DRH course in LSTM, UK, her course dissertation was on the topic -‘Improving Care for low birth weight neonates through Kangaroo Mother Care’.
Currently involved as co- investigator in series of research work undertaken by CMNH, especially in the area of improving MNH in post Ebola viral disease which has adversely affected the country’s overall health delivery system.