Anambra State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (ASPHCDA) has trained 70 monitors selected to administer healthcare intervention measures in this year’s first round Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCHW).
The training, which took place at King David Hotels, Awka, was collaborative venture between the ASPHDA and Saving One Million Lives for Result (SOML).
The exercise was aimed at addressing some abnormalities among health workers administering the interventions at designated centres across the communities.
The focal person MNCHW, Mrs Uzoamaka Eriken, said that the monitors would be in the field to guide the health workers to administer the right dosages to the target population.
Mrs Eriken who represented ASPHCDA board, also emphasised that the aim of all these preparations were to eusure that no child was left during the exercise.
The SOML Project Manager, Dr Obiageli Uchebo enjoined the monitors to see the job as humanitarian one, bearing in mind that the exercise was to save lives of mothers and children.
”When you look at the posters of dead persons, you will find out that women of child bearing age are more. Let us try and save them,’’ she added.
Mrs Uchebo urged the monitors to look out for children that did not have indelible ink on their fingers and ensure they receive appropriate interventions.
Monitors would also be expected to ensure that mothers know what would be given to their children, and should report any drug shortage immediately.
They would also ensure that mothers receive all the necessary interventions during the exercise.
The MNCHW would run from June 16 to June 21,2019.