A basic health skills training level 3 for community health workers was held on January 25 – 29, 2019 in Medellin. The training was attended by CHWs from four barangays, namely, Barangay Kawit (10 CHWs), Barangay Daanlungsod (10 CHWs), Barangay Gibitngil (9 CHWs) and Barangay Maharuhay (9 CHWs).
The CHWs had attended the BHST level 1 and 2 in 2018. The level 3 provided with additional knowledge and skills to better serve their communities.
The training is part of the health component 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. It is a social development project 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.
The topics in the training included basic human anatomy and physiology, and basic physical examination of the human body.
The CHWs are from the following people’s organizations, namely: Gibitngil Farmers and Fisherfolks Association, Comon Farmers Association in Sitio Comon, Daanlungsod, Tangke, Baring, Milagro Farmers Association in Kawit, and Maharuhay Farmers Association.