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Remmy Butia June 6, 2024


At least 97 Community Health Assistants (CHAs) drawn from all the six sub counties have been trained by the County Government of Nandi in partnership with Amref Health Africa and the Ministry of Health – Division of Community Health, in order to enhance their capacity in service delivery.

The training program is designed to empower and build capacity of the CHAs by equipping them with the skills, knowledge and competencies and hence significantly improve the quality of health service delivery at the community level.

Speaking at the close of the 3-days training, the Chief Officer for Health and Sanitation Fredrick Kiptum, said the County will ensure community health assistants, are well equipped with adequate skills, to do their work well, as one way of reducing the burden on the healthcare system, by preventing diseases, promoting healthier lifestyles and providing vital health support to families.

The Chief Officer emphasized that strengthening of Primary Health Care (PHC), was at the heart of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and, therefore, the CHAs training was equally important.

He said the County Government valued the health workforce because it is central to the delivery of quality health services and that they were exploring local and international development partnerships, to prioritize support for the community health program, as a key contributor to UHC.

The county government of Nandi seeks to make good use of Community Health Assistants (CHAS) and Community Health Promoters (CHPs) to sensitize communities on best practices to live healthy lives.

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