Vil­lage health work­ers on con­sul­ta­tive meet­ing

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The Vil­lage Health Worker Pro­gramme un­der the Depart­ment of Public Health con­ducted two days con­sul­ta­tive meet­ing (04th - 05th Sept. 2015) at Paro to de­velop Su­per­vi­sion and Mon­i­tor­ing tools for Vil­lage Health Worker Ser­vices. The ob­jec­tive of the meet­ing is to ‘Strengthen the VHW Pro­gramme ser­vices at all lev­els.’ Par­tic­i­pants at the meet­ing in­clude DHOs; ADHOs; HAs; and rel­e­vant of­fi­cials from the Min­istry.

The VHW Pro­gramme was first in­tro­duced in 1978. VHWs form an in­te­gral part of the health care sys­tem by build­ing link­ages be­tween the for­mal health care de­liv­ery set­tings and the com­mu­ni­ties. The pri­mary role of VHWs is to func­tion as an ef­fec­tive cat­a­lyst for health pro­mo­tion and dis­ease preven­tion in the com­mu­ni­ties, and not just as a mere ad­vo­cate of health in­for­ma­tion.

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