We are delighted to report that all 1,100 volunteers from 550 villages across the District of Katakwi have been trained and equipped as iCCM village health team members (VHTs)!
All of the volunteers had two consecutive training sessions in 20 different venues, with 100% attendance. 80 graduates from the “training of trainers” led the trainings, supervised by Ministry of Health master trainers. Other observers and supervisors included the Pilgrim Africa technical team, District Health Management Team (DHMT), World Vision, and Rotary Club of Muyenga.
Basic Health Care Package
This 3-day training from November 15-17 trained VHTs on basic health knowledge and skills, and on the collection and management of health information.
iCCM Training & Equipping
From the 18th-25th of November 2022, VHTs were trained on the diagnosis and case management of sick children, management of medicines and health supplies, registration and documentation of households and cases, danger signs for referral to health professionals, as well as on counseling caregivers on home care of newborns and sick children. Group discussions, role-plays, and demonstrations helped ensure all participants benefited. During the last two days, the participants practiced their skills on sick children in the health facility.