Friday, March 16, 2018

Stakeholders calls for Integrated Training Of Primary Health Care Workers

Effective training of Primary Health Care Workers to deliver quality services to women and children is the key to solving the challenges facing Primary Health Care [PHC] centres in Nigeria, said by stakeholders.
Stakeholders in the health sector made the statement at the launch of Integrated Manual for Primary Health Care Workers, in Abuja.
Director, Community Heath Services, Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Nneka Onwu said, with appropriate training, PHC workers can utilize the manual and offer effective treatment to a patient. She also stated that the manual will be implemented to its fullest so that the capacity building of the workers be at its best.
Iya Balogun, representing National Association for Nigerian Nurses and Midwives [NANNM], said the manual will improve the knowledge and skills in reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality rate in the country.
The manual is a combination of everything about the mother and child, communicable diseases, malaria, leprosy and HIV