African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline is conducting training for healthcare workers on combating malaria and tuberculosis (TB) in Nyanza and Western regions.
The program manager Bryson Sifuma said the initiative aimed at reducing the burden of the two diseases which were prevalent in these regions.
“We are also sensitizing the trainees on effective tackling of Covid-19 disease and offering them moral support as they go about their demanding duties,” he spoke on Thursday, the final day of a three-day event at a Kakamega hotel.
Sifuma said his team would be in Kisumu County next week to carry out a similar exercise for the health care workers in the region adding that they were targeting a total of 600 of them.
He said that in order to increase the effectiveness of malaria control activities in the country, the Ministry of Health has introduced Community Case Management of Malaria (CCMM).
The CCMM is a strategy that involves the Community Health Workers (CHWs) in offering services in malaria-endemic regions in order to reduce the burden of the disease.
He stated that the goal of the national malaria strategy is to reduce malaria incidences and deaths by at least 75 percent by 2023