Health Alert Sierra Leone, a Civil Society Organizations which promotes Health issues, Human Rights and good governance on Wednesday 1st July 2015 started a four day training for District Coordinators and Campaigners from all the 14 Districts in the country.
The training at the National Caritas/Catholic Education Conference Hall, Kingtom, Freetown, was funded by Save the Children International and drew one coordinator and one campaigner from each of the districts.
According to William Sao Lamin, Program Manager, Health Alert, the aim of the training is to analyze policy document directed at post Ebola recovery and to also strengthen Health Alert District Coordinators and Campaigners to influence the development and implementation of the post Ebola recovery plan thereby ensuring accountable service delivery in 2015.
Speaking at his18 Dundas Street Office, the Program Manager said among others that the reason behind the training is for Health Alert Coordinators and Campaigners to conduct basic health needs assessment and monitor the availability of Intervention Prevention and Control (IPC) and the essential health service in all Peripheral Health Units (PHUs) and to also elaborate on issues affecting women and children.
Mr. Lamin furthered that after the training, his organization will engage stakeholders in the Office of the Chief of Staff, officials from the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, District Health Management Teams at District level to ensure that CSOs recommendations are taken into consideration in the government’s post Ebola health plan and implementation by involving them in coordination meetings.
Concluding, Sao Lamin asserted that his organization will undertake media engagement nationwide to continue building on citizen’s knowledge on planning and implementation of the post Ebola recovery plan.
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