Kaduna State Hosts Federal Government's Training for Frontline Health Workers

By Gambo Abubakar, Kaduna 

In a significant move to bolster healthcare services, the Federal Ministry of Health, in partnership with the National Primary Health Care Agency, has initiated a comprehensive five-day training program for 120 frontline health workers across Kaduna State's 23 local government areas.

The workshop, held at Hotel Seventh in Kaduna, aligns with the federal government's mandate to enhance the skills of frontline health personnel. The training was inaugurated by the Minister of Health, Dr. Ali Pate, and Dr. Mui Eina, the zonal coordinator of the National Primary Health Care Agency.

Hajiya Mariya Nasir, the Kaduna State Coordinator of the National Primary Health Development Agency, emphasized the training's objectives: to improve patient care, strengthen health responses, and expand access to healthcare services. The program also aims to educate on preventive health measures, support health goals such as reducing maternal and child mortality, boost health worker morale, and invest in a resilient healthcare infrastructure.

The training is set to cascade to the grassroots level through Nutrition focal persons, Malaria prevention officers, and Reproductive Health focal persons, ensuring a widespread impact.

Hajiya Habiba Ahmad Aliyu, the Kaduna State Reproductive Health Coordinator and Family Planning State Coordinator, expressed high hopes for the program. She anticipates that it will inspire frontline health workers to deliver quality services in an integrated manner at all primary health centers, covering immunization, family planning, antenatal care, and delivery services for minor ailments.

Trainee Mohammad Tukur, a Nutrition focal person from Zaria local government, shared his satisfaction with the workshop and committed to transferring the knowledge gained to community health workers.

Hajiya Altine Ilu, the Reproductive Health Coordinator for Igabi Local Government, highlighted the crucial role of frontline health workers in the community, noting that the training equips them to better serve and encourages women to utilize healthcare facilities.

The initiative marks a pivotal step towards enhancing healthcare delivery in Kaduna State, with a focus on community-level impact and the empowerment of health workers to manage a range of services effectively.


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