Cross River Commence Training Of Community Health Influencers Focal Persons In 5 LGAs

In Breaking News, Health, Podcast

By Sylvia Akpan

Listen To The Report

The Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, CRSPHCDA, has commenced a training-the-trainer program for focal persons in the Community Health Influencers and Promoters Services , CHIPS program in five pilot Local Government Areas, LGAs.

CHIPS is an initiative of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, NPHCDA aimed at tackling the menace of faith based organizations by promoting access to health facilities. It will see the engagement of 10 people per political wards in the 774 LGAs in the country.

And, in Cross River, the Director General of the CRSPHCDA, Dr. Janet Ekpenyong said Abi, Boki, Obudu, Odukpani and Yala LGAs are currently the pilot areas of focus as the engagement of engage 60 Nurses and Midwives to achieve other thematic ares of the program is ongoing.

“Volunteers undergoing this training will help influence community members on health facilities usage as well as build trust in the health sector and village health concept in remote communities.” Ekpenyong said at an event to declare the training open.

Cross River is the first State to commence implementation of CHIPS. And, the state state coordinator of the NPHCDA, Mr. Julius Idoko hailed the “deliberate endeavors to take health services to the grassroots,” which according to him, is the cardinal point of operation in attaining universal health coverage.

Furthermore, the CHIPS focal person, Mrs. Lucy Okeh reiterated the need for health influencers to promote the relationship between members of the community and health facilities in the face of various disease outbreaks in the country.

You may also read!

Thank You Is Not Enough Dear Agba Jalingo BY ELIJAH UGANI

Today is not your birth anniversary, but I choose to use this day to celebrate what, who you’re and

Read More...

DOCUMENT: UNICAL To Forward Panel’s Report Indicting Randy Dean To Education Minister, NUC

By CrossRiverWatch Admin The management of the University of Calabar (UNICAL), has said that the report of the Panel

Read More...

Calabar Marina Resort Reopens After Weeks Of Shutdown By Government

By Mary Bassey, House Of Assembly Correspondent After weeks the Government of Cross River State shut down Calabar Marina

Read More...

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now