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Bauchi trains health workers on malaria treatment

by Muhammad Sani

By Adi Angyu

The Bauchi State Agency for the Control of Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (BACATMA) has trained 34 health service providers on treatment of pregnant, nursing mothers and under five children on uncomplicated malaria cases.

The Programme Officer, Community Directed Intervention (CDI) of the Agency, Hajara Moses John disclosed this to newsmen at the end of a three day workshop organized for health workers of Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and General Hospitals in the state.

The project is sponsored by Global Fund New funding Model (GF-NFM) in collaboration with the National Malaria Elimination Programme (MEP) under Federal Ministry of Health and Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi).

She emphasized that the workshop was aimed at educating the service providers to know their boundaries and jurisdiction in handling malaria cases in their various health facilities.

The Programme officer explained that any patient with malaria case that have become severe in the PHCs should be refer to secondary health facility in the area for further treatment, as there is limit to which PHCs service providers can handle.

She added that participants were also trained on how to identified lay down procedure of uncomplicated diagnosis of malaria base on patient history diagnosis, treatment as well as understand anti-malarial treatment policy formation and the use of evidence for decision making.

“The participants were trained to acquire skills and competence necessary to understand the basis of malaria diagnosis and treatment plan, to implement malaria case management,” she said.

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