Mrs. Paulina Akanet is a Nurse/Midwife with over 30 years of experience in clinical midwifery practice. She holds a degree in Public health and has worked in Kaduna and Bauchi states as a midwife in maternal, newborn and child health care, clinical service provider for family planning, breast feeding, and a HIVAIDS counselor including PMTCT. Paulina is a certified and seasoned master trainer in the Life Saving Skills (LSS) program for Midwives (a competency-based training in midwifery skills which has all the components of Safe Motherhood, Essential Newborn Care, Immunization and Family Planning). She is a member of the pioneer team that trained midwives, Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWS) and doctors in the Life Saving Skills training program which saw the establishment of LSS training centers all over the country, thereby producing skilled attendants crucial to the reduction of maternal and infant mortality in Nigeria.
Mrs. Akanet also has over 15 years of experience working with different programs and projects covering reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition, and community health promotion and participation. She received the International Midwife Award by American College of Nurse Midwives in Denver Colorado in 2014.