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Community health practitioners tasked on ethics of profession



 Community health practitioners tasked on ethics of profession


The Chairman, Governing Board of Community Health Practitioners Registration Council, Mr Sule Galadima has called oncommunity health workers to always uphold the ethics of the profession to enhance effective health care delivery at the grassroots.

Mr Galadima made the call in Abuja during a five-day retreat for the New Executives of National Association of Community Health Practitioners of Nigeria.

The Chairman said plans are already on ground to further sanitize the community health practice in Nigeria towards boosting primary health care system in the country.

Mr Galadima, who said a policy on community health is being developed stated that a Community Health Institute would be established as part of strategies to further enhance the growth of the sector.

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According to him, the Board will embark on operation show your certificate and license to practice and review training curriculum as part of measures to maintain standard in the practice of the profession.

In a remark, the Registrar of the Board, Alhaji Bashir Idris said the Act establishing the Association would be reviewed towards realizing its objectives in line with the present realities.

Alhaji Idris stressed the need for the establishment of School of Health Technology in the FCT to enable community health practitioners in the Territory have opportunity to upgrade themselves.

While advising the new Executives to reconcile all aggreved members of the Association, the Registrar stressed the need for them to work towards the welfare and betterment of the Association.

Earlier, the President, National Association of Community Health Practitioners of Nigeria, Alhaji Kabir Mohammed said the retreat was organized to educate the new Executives of the Association on their responsibilities towards repositioning the Association for greatness.

Alhaji Mohammed stated reiterated the readiness of the New Leadership of the Association in partnering with Government and other stakeholders in improving primary health care delivery towards reducing child and maternal mortality in rural areas.

He therefore solicited the support of other Executives and all members of the Association in making community health practice the best profession in health care delivery in Nigeria.

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