The Sierra Leone Red Cross Society (SLRCS), Kenema branch, has organized a five-day training workshop for health workers in Kenema district at the society’s head office along Maxwell Khobe Street.
The training, according to the health officer of the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society Sheku Bockarie, “is to train trainers in child survival information development project sponsored by UNICEF”.
In his remarks the ceremony’s chairman, Dr Chernor Jalloh of the children’s ward at the government hospital in Kenema, said the workshop would help promote basic knowledge skills on child survival and train pregnant women on how to maintain safe pregnancy.
Dr Jalloh maintained that doctors were there to provide good health delivery system in the communities and therefore called on nurses to be making immediate referrers to the government hospital.
The branch’s vice chairman, Lamin Koroma, noted that SLRCS’ mission statement was to improve on people’s lives.
The society, he said, “is open to everyone and I am encouraging all to join the SLRCS”.
The health officer, Sheku Bockarie, said the child survival intervention development project was there to complement government’s efforts in the fight to reduce infant mortality rate in the country.