Governor Ojaamong has urged Living Goods to partner with his government with a view to capacity building Community Health Volunteers.
Speaking to the delegation in his office, Ojaamong said that primary healthcare was key towards the achievement of universal health coverage.
Ojaamong said that the world is focusing on prevention, adding that counties should tailor health programmes on primary healthcare.
Community Health Volunteers capacity building
He added that there is a need to capacity build the CHV’s since the County does not have enough health personnel.
As a County government, I think we should partner in order to empower the CHVs-Governor Ojaamong
Governor Ojaamong added that the training can be carried out at the Medical Training College which had enough facilities.
The Governor disclosed that all programmes that concern CHVs will be included in the supplementary budget. “We have factored in the stipends for the CHVs in the budget. This will enable us deal with these issues at the local level,” he said.
Living goods director of partnerships, Advocacy and Communication, Dr Oluoch congratulated the governor for assenting to the Community Health Bill.
More support from Living Goods
The Director stated that the signing of the Bill into law was a big milestone for the County. He further assured the region of more support from the organization.
Additionally, Oluoch said that enacting the Bill will ensure that resources are allocated to community health services. Moreover, it will also warrant a stipend is paid to the CHVs. In addation he argued that Universal health coverage will ride on Primary healthcare.
Living Goods has been supporting community health in Busia for the past six years. This is especially in the area of maternal and child health programmes through Community health volunteers.