The Oyo State government has partnered with a non-governmental organization, La Vie Mot Global Mission, also known as the Living Word Mission, to organize a two-day training for Ona Ara health workers and Ibadan South West Local Government areas of the state, major actors in the state primary health board as well as other health actors, on handwashing techniques.
The essence of the training held at the Jubilee Conference Center, Oke-Ado Ibadan, according to the coordinator of La Vie Mot Global Mission, Marcus Williams, is to educate health workers in order to have the basic knowledge on hand washing in order to avoid infections as well as to get an idea of how to keep the instrument safe.
“We are doing this just to make sure our people are disease free. We want people to stay healthy; we want people to be able to contribute their share to the development of society.
WaterAid wants people to live free from disease and illness and to be able to do what they want, however they want to do it.
“My message to the participants is to soak up the culture of handwashing, ensure the use of the nasal mask, maintain social distancing, as well as ensure that they comply with all measures. infection regulations that they have asked them to put in place when they have to meet pregnant women, they should be able to communicate to them all the information given to them during this training.
Speaking about why two local government areas of the state have benefited from the initiative, he said that “for now, the water support initiatives are targeting two local government areas because that they got a little funding for this project, and they want to saturate it so that it is a litmus test for the state government that we hope it will build on and that will also become a foundation for d ‘other fundraising opportunities that will present themselves to them so that they can show what could be done with little money.
In his contributions, the logistics director of the Oyo State Primary Health Council, Olabode Kehinde, stressed the need for health workers to oversee the maintenance of the equipment that will be sent to their local government for exercise.
“We train health workers in simple hand washing techniques, in the use of hand equipment deployed in their establishments, and also in the handling of these machines. The participants were trained on how to wash their hands effectively according to the WHO standard, we just remind them how to train the people to wash their hands effectively with soap and water, not only we want also that they know that they are the ones who will be in charge of maintaining the equipment, ”he said.
One of the participants, Ms. Sosanya Janet Olabisi, Adifase Health Center, South West Ibadan Local Government, speaking to reporters about the training said: “We learned a lot about the training, they taught us about COVID-19 and they also Let us know that there are new waves in town right now and the need to change the way of presenting it to society like the first, second, third and the fourth wave.
“In addition, we were taught to take good care of ourselves so as not to come into contact with this virus, they taught us how to wash our hands, they made us understand that they were going to provide us with hand washing materials. , some have been distributed to members of the public who are not well maintained and now some will be deployed to health centers to be used, we have been informed of the techniques for using these machines, ”she said. declared.
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