Last Mile Health Ends Training for Community Health Assistants
CESTOS, River Cess County- February 11, 2017– Last Mile Health, a Non- Governmental Organization in collaboration with the River Cess County Health Team has ended a two week intensive training for over 230 Community Health Assistants/ CHAs for short.
The CHAs were trained in household registration, community mapping, routine visit, and death and birth recordings among others.
The Training Supervisor of Last Mile Health, Corina M. Totimeh, said the CHAs would also learn to identify cases such as polio, measles, diarrhea among others upon the completion of the training.
‘’ This is just module one of the training after which they will be able to identify cases, and encourage pregnant women to go to the hospitals or clinics for treatments and safe delivery,’’ said Totimeh.
Following the training, the CHAs will be deployed in various communities in the county where they will also be supervised by Community Health Services Supervisors, or CHSSs.to carry out community health services.
The head of the County Health Team told reporters that each of the CHAs has about 40-60 household to supervise in their assigned area.
The training, which ran from Feb, 1-10 2017, was held in three electoral districts namely (Cestos City, Neezuin and Boloweah).
The recent training was one of much training conducted across the country for a new cadre of Community Health Assistants who will deliver healthcare to 1.2 million Liberians in remote communities.
The National Community Health Assistants Program was launched on July 24th, 2016 in Marshal, Margibi County by the Government of Liberia.