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).
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, and 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 hospital for treatments and safe delivery,’’ said Totimeh.
The CHAs will be deployed in various communities in the county where they will also be supervised by Community Health Services Supervisors to carry out community health services.
The head of the County Health Team told reporters that each CHA has about 40-60 households to supervise in their assigned areas.
The training, which ran from Feb, 1-10 2017, was held in three electoral districts including Cestos City, Neezuin and Boloweah.
The training is one of several trainings 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 24, 2016 in Marshal, Margibi County by the Government of Liberia.