Participants at the GCC training
Participants while writing pre-test at the beginning of the training

BOSG and GCC Train 300 CHEWs on Obstetric and Neonatal Care By Aishat M. Abisola 

The Borno State Government, through the Multi Sectoral Crisis Recovery Projects (MCRP), in collaboration with Girl Child Concerns (GCC), has kicked off training for Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) on Basic Emergency Obstetric Care and Early Neonatal Care in Southern Borno’s Biu LGA, on Monday.

Governor Zulum’s Chief Adviser and Coordinator for Sustainable Development, Partnerships, and Humanitarian Support, Dr. Mairo Mandara, stated that the training aims to improve maternal and child health services across the state.

According to her, the training was conducted in three zones of the state.

“Borno Central and North had their training in the previous month, early June to be precise, while that of Borno South has just started in Biu Local Government Area where at least 86 participants will receive training on Basic Emergency Obstetric Care and Early Neonatal Care.”

Moreover, Mandara emphasized the governor’s commitment to ensuring quality health services for the resilient people of Borno State, especially the locals, given the magnitude of the challenges they face due to the terrorist activities of Boko Haram insurgents in their communities.

She explained that community health extension workers play a vital role in saving lives.

“There wouldn’t be our jobs without you. We work together for humanity, and our rewards are beyond monetary, but heavenly because the God that created us taught us that whoever saves a life is as though he saves the whole world.”

Speaking, GCC’s Communication Officer, Lawan Bukar Maigana, explained the organization’s commitment to improving the quality of life and well-being of individuals in every way possible, with designated attention given to education, health, and the economy.