Community health workers in Nyamasheke district have commenced a two week training on how to deliver family planning services to the residents, the training begun on 3rd December 2012.
This comes to life after it was planned that family planning services should be extended to the village level, so that residents are saved from the trouble of making long distances to access hospitals.
Unlike other trainings on contraceptives, community health workers were trained on how to use injection method in family planning.
Veneranda Musabyemariya, in charge of community health workers in Nyamasheke health centre in Kagano centre, revealed that training health workers on different methods of family planning aim at extending services near to the residents.
Philomene Nyirahabimana, health worker for 10 years in Matara village, Shara cell in Kagano sector expresses that he loves this job because it entails saving human life.
Though many health workers fear using injection method, Nyirahabimana confirms she will confidently carry out this service because the training will have equipped her with more knowledge.
Training community health workers is a government program to cater for the health of pregnant women and unborn babies from the time of conception to birth.
This has reduced the death of many women during child birth and children below 5 years because health workers sensitize them on visiting the hospitals for checkups and delivery.