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38 Health workers trained on emergency preparedness

Jul 14, 2021, 12:07 PM | Article By: Adama Tine

At least 38 health workers from different health facilities across the country recently concluded a five-day training on emergency health care management.

The training held at the Atlantic Hotel in Banjul, was organised by TiKA in partnership with the Ministries of Health of Turkey and The Gambia.

The training seeks to strengthen coordination and capacity building of health workers on emergency preparedness.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, Mehmet Akif Eyigun, coordinator of TiKA Banjul office, revealed that during the training, participants learned various skills on emergency health care management.

He called on the participants to make the best use of the knowledge and skills gathered during the training.

“We hope that the skills you acquired will be put into best practice. I therefore urge you the participants to share the skills and knowledge with colleagues.”

The training, he added, came at a time when the Ministry of Health of The Gambia is coming up with an ambulance system service, affirming that the Ministry of Health of The Gambia is a great partner of TiKA.

‘The oxygen plant if successfully built would help to address oxygen challenges in The Gambia. TiKA is ready to support the ministry of health during the process,” he assured.

Dr. Abubacarr Jagne, head of Case Management on Covid-19, lauded TiKA Banjul office for facilitating such an important training for Gambian health workers.

The training, he added, is an important component of the health service which is on human resources.

Dr. Jagne explained that there cannot be any meaningful development in the absence of good health care services.

 “I am glad that the Nurses and Doctors across the country have taken part in the training. Emergency preparedness is like preparing for war, and you can only perform what you practice before.” he stated.

He challenged participants to make the best use of the skills and knowledge and also to share it with their colleagues at their work places.

Also speaking, Dr. Abdoulie Bah, one of the trainees, underscored the importance of the training to the health workers.  “We have gained a lot of experience during our interaction with the trainers.

At the end of the training, certificates were awarded to the participants for completing the training.

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