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Basic health skills training for CHWs in Medellin

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The Visayas Primary Healthcare Services conducted the second level of Basic Health Skills Training for community health workers (CHWs) in Medellin, Cebu.

A training was conducted on September 14-18, 2018 in Barangays Kawit and Maharuhay and another training on September 28-30 to October 1-2, 2018 in Barangay Daanglungsod and Gibitngil.

The clinic is part of the project “Integrated Community-based Livelihood Project for Typhoon Yolanda Survivors in Medellin and Daanbantayan, Cebu” in eight impoverished mountain barangays in the two municipalities which is funded by Caritas Austria. The project is part of a wholistic project on social development implemented by the Cebu-Bohol Relief and Rehabilitation Center (CRRC) which provides livelihood projects and social services to the residents in the barangays.

The project lasts from December 1,, 2017 to November 31, 2019. Its objective is to contribute to an increased resilience of Typhoon Yolanda survivors through sustainable livelihood and health support in Medellin and Daanbantayan.

Topics of the training included the following, namely: (1) immunization, (2) nutrition, (3) environmental sanitation, and (4) Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI) with emphasis on control of acute respiratory infections and diarrheal diseases.

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