The Municipal Health Office (MHO), headed by Dra. Jennifer N. Lapus, recently conducted a 2-day basic training course for 100 Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) and Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNSs) from various barangays in Camalig, Albay.
The activity was conducted purposely to further enhance the health awareness and response capability of said health responders, considering they are at the forefront of grassroots health.
The training focused on enhancing the participants’ understanding of the legal mandates, roles, and functions. The training also provided them with crucial information about the National Immunization Program (NIP), family planning, the significance of the first 1,000 days of a child’s life, oral health, water and sanitation, and disease surveillance.
The participants were also educated on the Child Growth Standards and how to interpret the Nutritional Status of children in their respective communities.
Practical skills were not left behind as the training also focused on enhancing the record keeping and management abilities of the participants to ensure that they have accurate and up-to-date information about those under their watch.
Said training also coincides with the mandates of Camalig Local Chief Executive, Hon. Carlos “Caloy” Irwin G. Baldo, Jr., specifically, the aggressive push to improve the skills of local health workers, with the end goal of promoting a well-trained, equipped, and dedicated health workforce.
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO