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National TB Program provides 114 bicycles to Village Health Workers

Jun 9, 2017, 10:39 AM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

The Regional Health Director for Essau Health Region has underscored the important roles Village Health Workers play in strengthening Village health services to enhance effective healthcare service delivery.

Sutering Drammeh was speaking on Wednesday at the handing over of 114 pedal bicycles to Village Health Workers donated by the National TB Control Program with funding from Global Fund to strengthen Primary Health Care Services.

The presentation of bicycles was held at the Regional Health Directorate in Essau North Bank Region.

He said the support would facilitate their movement to ensure people suspected of living with TB, are refer to the nearest health facility for treatment, noting that it would strengthen Primary Health Care service.

TB, according to regional health for Essau remains a public health concern and the fight calls for concerted efforts of all stakeholders. 

Director Drammeh thanked Village Health Workers in complementing the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in reaching out to families and individual in the quest of attaining quality health for all.

He lauded Global Fund through the Ministry of Health for strengthening health care service delivery.

Momodou Barrow, Regional Senior Health Officer for North Bank West echoed similar sentiment and called for periodic upkeep of the bicycles and to enhance effective TB case detection, referrals, treatment and environmental sanitation.

On behalf of the beneficiaries, Amadou Jallow of Kerr Mama, thanked the health ministry and partners for the foresight and assured of their commitment to strengthening Primary Health Care Services.