NRS Trains 1,315 On Social Mobilization For Immunization

NRS Trains 1,315 On Social Mobilization For Immunization

RABILU ABUBAKAR, Gombe

Nigerian Red Cross Society, NRS, in conjunction with American Red Cross through the International Federation of Red Cross, IFRC, and Cresent Societies have trained about 1,315 volunteers on Social Mobilization on non-Polio Supplementary Immunization Activities.

The one-day social mobilization training is on measles, yellow fever and other illnesses.

The Branch Project Coordinator, Abubakar Yakubu, who met with representatives from the national headquarters and IFRC at the branch office, had earlier briefed the participating volunteers on the training.

Yakubu said their roles and responsibilities is to serve as trainers in their respective divisions, where each supervisor will have a number of volunteers during the project implementation.

According to him, each volunteer will be asked to sign daily attendance under their watch and to also submit their daily activity sheets to supervisors who will summarize the data collected by the volunteers and transmit same to divisional data officers.

In his remark, the Executive Secretary, State Primary Health Care Development Agency, SPHCDA, Abdulrahman Shu’aibu, who was represented by Dr Maryam Abubakar, said they will serve as supervisors and divisional data officers in their localities, and addressed the volunteers on how to carry out their responsibilities.

The Branch Secretary of NRS, Murtala Aliyu, and representative from the national headquarters, Maji Huntuwa, addressed the participants by informing them about the ground rules, objectives, expected outcomes and why they were there.

He said they were chosen for the volunteer work on how to immunize people on measles, yellow fever in their respective places of assignment.

The training continues with a general summary of the diseases, campaigns and implementation strategies.

“The role of Red Cross is social mobilization on measles and Yellow fever”. The participants were trained on how to go about it and also how to train other volunteers when they get back to their respective divisions.

Participants received data tools presentation, intensive training on how to fill data forms for volunteers, supervisors and DDOs, they were provided and guided with the hard copy of data tools and how to practically fill it.


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