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CMO Peren holds training for health workers

By Our Correspondent Updated: Apr 12, 2019 12:49 am
ASHAs and AWWs of Tening block in Peren district participating in a game during the BRIDGE training.

Dimapur, April 11 (EMN): Office of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Peren, has organised training for frontline health workers including ASHAs, AWWs, and ANMs on Boosting Routine Immunization Demand Generation (BRIDGE) from February 27 which culminated on March 30.

The objectives of the training was to equip the trainees to effectively mobilise parents/ communities for routine immunisation (RI), deliver key messages on RI and new vaccines introduced, improve vaccine confidence and reduce vaccine hesitancy among communities by answering their concerns effectively, use a planning template to prepare a village-level communication plan and to track children especially the dropouts and left-outs and follow-up on immunisation.

The training was led by Dr. Nukshisangla Jamir, UIP/RCH District Programme Officer, along with the district media officer Pezanguno Celine, and the district community mobilise Sekholu Ringa.

The training was held in all the four blocks under Peren district in which a total of 208 people attended the programme. All the sessions were marked with power point presentation and screening of BRIDGE films to the trainees for better communication and understanding. The trainings focused more on interactive sessions in order to clear doubts and also to ensure participation of the trainees.

During the trainings, Dr. Nukshisangla Jamir, District Programme Officer UIP/RCH, assured to give proper explanation of all the important vaccines for RI and also on adverse event following immunisation.

The training also focused on the importance of inter-personal communication; three approaches to communication; one-to-one or inter-personal communication; conducting small group meetings and community meetings; advocating with local influencers for mobilising community participation; and the importance of supportive supervision approach.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Apr 12, 2019 12:49:54 am