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Monthly Trainings for Village Health workers

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Maluti Hospital has embarked on monthly trainings for Village Health Workers to ensure that they provide proper health services to their communities. This month of October, the training focused on AMR (Antimicrobial resistance) preventive strategies that can be done at community level with main focus on TB, HIV, HPV and gastroenteritis in children under the age of 5 years. Preventative strategies discussed were those that will not incur any costs to implement in everyday life and these activities include:

Preventative strategies:

TB:

Proper ventilation to allow circulation of air, hand hygiene, active screening, less infectious method of coughing and TB treatment for confirmed cases and prophylaxis for eligible latent infection.

HIV Services:

Abstinence, condom use, ART, PreP, ART, protective clothing and hand hygiene.

HPV:

Use of condoms, hand hygiene, screening, treatment for confirmed cases, protective clothing.

AGE:

use of clean water and proper sanitation, hand hygiene, immunization and deworming, isolation of cases and treatment.

Acivities which can be implemented:

  1. Use of clean water

  2. Hand wash

  3. Use of protective clothing

  4. Care for environment

  5. Prevention of sexual transmitted diseases