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Zimbabwe: Capacitate Village Health Workers With Current Information On Covid-19

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27 January 2021 p Capacitate Village Health Workers with current information on COVID 19 Community members from Gokwe have called on government and other Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to capacitate Village Health Workers (VHWS) with trainings and information on COVID 19 that can help local communities fight the pandemic.Community members highlighted that there was generally lack of awareness and information on COVID 19 and this made it difficult for local communities to fight COVID 19."There is generally lack of information on COVID 19 especially in areas where there is poor radio reception.As part of resolutions, the dialogue meeting resolved that there was need to engage local health personnel on the need for them to partner VHWs in disseminating key information on COVID 19 to communities.

The virtual platforms also equip communities with relevant information on Covid 19, GBV and human rights.The dialogue meeting is part of efforts meant to scale up community resilience and share local level strategies that can help communities fight COVID 19.

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