CACOVID to Train Primary Health Workers To Curb Community Transmission Of Coronavirus…

Written by on April 23, 2020

OMOLARA OMOSANYA

As part of efforts to reduce community transmission of Covid-19, the Private Sector Coalition Against Covid-19, CACOVID, is to commence capacity development for Healthcare Personnel in the areas of Infection Prevention and Control, IPC.

This, the Coalition said it would do in conjunction with the National Centre for Disease Control and other Resource Partners who will define the scope of work and training curriculum.

Speaking in Lagos on behalf of CACOVID , the Chief Executive Officer of Aliko Dangote Foundation, Ms Zouera Youssoufou revealed that the training would commence in four States, namely : Kano, Rivers, Enugu, and Borno before being extended to other States of the Federation.

Ms Youssoufou explained that the Coalition would also tap into the expertise of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency to organise a systematic training programme for all primary health workers to reduce the rate of community transmission of COVID-19 in the country.

She disclosed that CACOVID was also involved in the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to help the Federal Government’s effort in curbing the spread of the scourge.

“The training became necessary because the health workers need to know what to do when they encounter anyone with coronavirus. Right now, we are working with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency to organise a systematic health care training programme for all primary health workers, such as nurses and doctors to properly train them on how to handle COVID-19 cases.” she said.


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