Lydia IUD Training for Providers…

Lydia IUD Training for Providers…

In keeping with our promise to increase access to long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), DKT Nigeria conducted several IUD Training-to-Certification sessions for providers operating in private hospitals across ten Local Government Areas in Lagos state.  The first component of the program began with a full day of classroom training on uterus models, familiarization with instruments and techniques for IUD insertions. The training focused on the four variants of Lydia IUDs, (Lydia Copper T, Lydia Sleek, Lydia Safeload and Lydia Copper Y) and the inter-uterine system (IUS), Eloira.

The second part of the training involved practical IUD counseling and insertion sessions by the provider-trainees held at two clinics (Fasti hospital Ilupeju) and Labake hospital, Ilasamaja). DKT also encouraged the provider-trainees to hold outreaches and integrate family planning services into existing healthcare services like ante/postnatal care, immunization, and childcare and routine outpatient consultations. These outreaches were used as a platform to mobilize women to visit clinics in order to be oriented about family planning and receive a subsidized-to-free IUD insertion/service during the certification/ supportive supervision period.

The third component of the training took place at the different clinics of the provider-trainees where each provider-trainee carried out a minimum of ten (10) Lydia IUD insertions satisfactorily under the supervision of a Master Trainer and was subsequently, awarded a certificate of completion.

Furthermore, DKT Nigeria supported the IUD trained providers with a Starter Pack which contains clinical instruments /consumables including Tenaculum, Sponge Holding Forceps, Vaginal Speculum, Sterile Drapes, Sterile gloves, Uterine Sound, Sterile Apron and Head Lamp.

Participating facilities during the IUD Training batch were the following clinics/ facilities; Sentinel hospital Oshodi- Isolo, CRI Ibeju-lekki /Eti-Osa, Solid Rock hospital Ojodu, Ifo, Ladilak Hospital Shomolu, St. Raphael Hospital Okota, Hilton Hospital Apapa, SiloanMedical Center Ejigbo, Light hospital Alimosho, El Shaddai Hospital Ojo, Precious Gift hospital Isolo, Life fount Medical Center Igando, Promise Medical Center Ifo, Los Angeles hospital Alimosho, May Central hospital Shomolu.


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Duties and Responsibilities
1. Communicate product information in a way that's meaningful and relevant to each individual customer and account; customize discussions and client interactions based on understanding of customer's needs
2. Maintain effective communication and relationships with key external and internal customers.
3. Within institutional hospital accounts, act as primary point of contact for customer, meets with key customers/personnel to understand practice structure, business model, key influencers /network structure, customer needs and identifies business opportunities
4. Promote DKT Nigeria products and services to physicians and other medical personnel within assigned geography
5. Demonstrate advanced ability to ask strategic, insightful questions to obtain information on specific customer business/ healthcare needs. Uses the insights to position DKT Nigeria’s products and collaborates with customers on focused and customized business strategy
6. Share learnings and best-practices from one customer to help other customers meet their needs and exhibit professionalism and leadership with clients/ key account clinics
7. Build strategic relationships with the key opinion leaders in hospitals and clinics to negotiate purchases.
8. Engage in all job responsibilities and activities with the highest standards of ethics and integrity, with emphasis on compliance with all relevant laws, policies and regulations.
9. Additional duties as needed

Qualification/Experience- The candidate must have the following:
• Three to five years’ experience in clinic key account management / institutional sales of pharmaceutical products
• Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and to work as part of a team
• Exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills
• Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Well-organized, with ability to track multiple activities and deadlines
The position reports to the Institutional Clinical Manager.
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV with subject tagged, Institutional Clinical Representative (Location) to

Application deadline: 30 November 2019