The District Health Directorate, with support from Korea International Co-operation Agency (KOICA) CHPS+ project, has organized a training workshop for members of the Community Health Management Committee (CHMC) in the Pusiga District of the Upper East Region.
The three-day workshop aimed at training CHMC members to understand the concept of Community Health Project Systems (CHPS), supporting communities to identify and guide in the selection of members and also at identifying the roles and responsibilities of CHMCs in CHPS implementation.
It also formed part of activities for health systems strengthening and continuous quality improvement processes in (CHPS) implementation in the Pusiga District.
More than 35 participants from seven KOICA-selected communities in the Pusiga District took part in the training programme.
In an address at the opening of the workshop, Hon. Abdulai Zubeiru, Pusiga District Chief Executive (DCE), reminded participants of their role as key stakeholders in the supervision of the day-to-day running of the CHPS facilities in their communities.
Mr Zubeiru, therefore, urged them to work diligently so as to promote and improve health delivery services offered them by the health workers posted to these facilities.
The DCE disclosed that as part of government’s efforts in promoting health delivery, the Assembly was ready to assist participants carry out their duties in that regard and stressed the need for participants to lay all their support request to his office for urgent action to be taken since it would help them work meticulously in their various communities.
He appealed to participants to adequately handle and support the health workers posted to their communities’ CHPS facilities and to report health workers to the appropriate authorities for investigation and subsequent action, if they went wrong.
Source: ISD (Raphael Azare Kariyama)