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Project upskills health promoters and clinical staff

Sunday, November 3, 2013

International News

Two of our health promoters were in Kiribati in early October leading a health promotion workshop.

The workshop gave thirteen youth officers and managers the opportunity to increase their knowledge, confidence and skills in planning and delivering sexuality and relationships education programmes for young people.

Participants included Ministry representatives, NGO youth officers, faith-based organisation youth officers and tertiary students.

The participants displayed a high level of interest and enthusiasm for the workshop and were grateful for the opportunity to expand their knowledge and approaches to delivering sexuality and relationships education.

Later in the month four select Ministry of Health-employed nurses received one-on-one clinical training on the insertion and removal of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs).

This was the second practical training with LARCs for nurses under the Healthy Families Project; a training that was identified during the first year of the Healthy Families Project to be urgently needed in Kiribati.

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