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Training provided aimed at forming community based health volunteers

As continuation of the efforts by the Ministry of Health to reduce mother and child mortality rate training was provided for 63, out of which 28 women, inhabitants of Azien and Kuazien, Serejeka sub-zone, aimed at forming community based health volunteers responsible for overseeing the welfare of mothers and children. Asmara, 24 March 2013- As continuation of the efforts by the Ministry of Health to reduce mother and child mortality rate training was provided for 63, out of which 28 women, inhabitants of Azien and Kuazien, Serejeka sub-zone, aimed at forming community based health volunteers responsible for overseeing the welfare of mothers and children.

During the graduation ceremony conducted on 22 March, Mr. Zedingil Gorgorios, from the Ministry of Health branch office in Central region, pointed out that the objective of the training is to ensure the welfare of mothers and children and called on trainees to live up to expectations.

Like wise, Mr. Goitom Asefaw, Acting Head of Family-Community Health in the branch office, explained the importance of forming community based health volunteers that would conduct awareness raising campaigns and participate in the efforts to reduce mother and child mortality rate in different villages, and called on trainees to apply their skills practically on the ground.

During the ceremony some volunteers who previous received similar trainings shared their experiences with the newly graduates.

Form the trainees Ms. Senait Tesfaledet and Ms. Selas Teklegiorgis expressed resolve to diligently apply the training they received in helping their fellow citizens and called on the sustainability of the training program.

Administrators of Kuazien and Azien, Mr. Semere Tekle and Mr. Maekele Semere respectively and member of community based health volunteer in Embaderho, Ms. Alganesh Andemichael, on their part indicated the contribution of the formation of such community based health volunteers would have in ensuring the welfare of mothers and children, indicated that they would work hard to form similar units in the remaining villages.

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