A training for barangay health workers (BHWs), barangay nutrition scholars (BNS) and contact tracers was conducted last October 22, 2020 in the astrodome, Poblacion, Tabuelan, Cebu.
The training is part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) ReachHealth Project administered by the RTI International to provide technical assistance to the Local Government Units (LGUs) of Tabuelan, Bogo City, San Remigio and Medellin, to implement various capacity-building activities to support community-based COVID-19 response to delay, contain the transmission of COVID-19, and mitigate the effects of the pandemic in their localities.
The training was organized by the Visayas Primary Healthcare Services, Inc. (VPHCS) which implements the COVID-19 response project.
There were 31 BHWs, 7 BNS and 13 contact tracers who attended the training. The training started with a prayer followed by the opening remarks by Public Health Nurse Gerra Lahaylahay.
The topics included infection prevention and control (IPC) which was discussed by Crescenciana Labitad, followed by the topic water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) by Lucila Carreon and gender-based violence (GBV) by Dr. Erlinda Posadas. The three resource persons are all VPHCS staff members working in the project.
The VPHCS coordinated with the Tabuelan Rural Health Unit and the office of the vice-mayor to organize the activity.