Serua community health workers complete basic health services training

Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete with the community workers in Serua. Picture: SUPPLIED

TWENTY-THREE community health workers in Serua who have successfully completed the intensive training in basic health services.

The Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete congratulated the health workers while closing the training yesterday reminding the CHW’s about the importance of their roles as health workers.

“I am certain that this training will be of immense benefit to you in delivering the much needed assistance to your fellow villages,” Dr Waqainabete said.

He also acknowledged the timely assistance by the LDS Charity in providing basic dispensary medical equipment to assist the CHW’s while rendering their services.

This training was jointly facilitated by the Serua Provincial council and the Serua Namosi medical sub-division team and funded by the Latter Day Saints Charity.

The CHW’s are members of the community who are trained by the Public Health nurses to assist people on issues such as maintaining good child health, safe motherhood and promote wellness and at the same time work closely with the Zone nurses who attend to patients in the villages during the outreach programmes.

The Ministry of Health aims to promote wellness, strengthen its primary, secondary and tertiary health care and as part of its wellness program, community health work is very important.  It addresses those parameters which determines the society’s wellbeing.




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