The project “Swastho Songini” is a Kolkata Foundation initiative, developed in collaboration with Mukti and being implemented under the joint guidance of Mukti and Kolkata Foundation. Child in Need India (CINI), the training partner of the “Swastho Songini” project conducted an eight-day training program from 12th to 19th February 2023 at CINI State Training Center, Pailan. Mukti Health Program Manager Ms. Sonamon Basu, along with 24 women leaders of 5 blocks (Mathurapur I and II, Jaynagar, Kultali and Patharpratima), Mr. Barun Kumar Kayal (traditional healer)and Mr. Hironmoy Bhandari (project coordinator, assistant, and data entry operator for “Swastho Songini”), participated in the training program.
The training topics and schedule are described in the table below. The objective of this training was to create community health personnel who, after returning to their villages, can offer preventive & emergency medical services to the local population.
|1||Pre-training evaluation, analysis of the current state
of women and children’s health, safe motherhood and reproductive health, morbidity and mortality on women and child health and Safe Motherhood-Reproductive Health.
|2||Maternal Health – safe motherhood, ante-, intra-, and post-natal care; Various Govt. Schemes – JSSK, JSY, AYUSHMATI|
|3||Family planning, Child health – home-based newborn care, Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices (IYCF) – Breastfeeding and Complementary Feeding, Prevention and Management of Malnutrition among children.|
|4||Immunization, Basics of food and nutrition, Childhood Ailments- Prevention & Management.|
|5||Community mobilization and community skills.|
|6||Concept of disease and health, Germ Theory, Communicable Diseases|
|7||Continuation of the previous day’s session and first aid|
|8||Continuation of the previous day’s session on first aid, evaluation of the participants on all training topics, certification, valedictory sessions, community participation and report building.|
The participants were found to be very confident and excited about taking good care of their neighborhoods. Their energy and excitement were commendable.