May 30, 2012, 2:45 PM
Health Promotion and Development Organisation (HePDO) yesterday concluded a two-day training for RCH Staff from public and private health facilities on Long Lasting Nets (LLIN) distribution to children under one year, pregnant women and the general population, at the TANGO conference hall in Kanifing.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Pa Yusupha Sowe, acting-director of HePDO, said the distribution of the LLINs is not new to them, adding that they would continue to give nets to protect children, women and the general public from mosquito bites.
“I count on your usual support as this distribution of nets is very important,” he said, adding that the objective of the training was to let participants understand the distribution process from the warehouse to the target beneficiaries.
The training was also aimed at building the capacity of participants on accurate and proper documentation of nets distributed as well as to enable participants to know the new distribution strategy.
In his opening remarks on the occasion, Ebrima Jarju, head of programmes at the Catholic Relive Services (CRS) office, urged the participants to take the training seriously and appealed to the trainers to teach the participants to proper understanding so that they would also be able to share the knowledge gained from the training with colleagues at their various health facilities.
He urged the participants to concentrate during the sessions to properly assimilate the relevant knowledge being imparted into them.
He said they hope the partnership that has been existing long ago between CRS and HePDO, would continue to go from strength to strength.