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A FIVE-DAY training programme in the use of community dialogue to facilitate the effective and sustained use of insecticide-treated nets (ITN) has opened in Bolgatanga.
Fifteen development workers associated with the work of UNICEF in the .Upper East Region are attending the training session, while 15 others from the Upper West Region will soon benefit from the programme.
It is being organised by Strategic Communications Africa Limited (Stratcomm Africa), a communications consultancy firm, under
the auspices of UNICEF.
A statement issued by the organisers said 90 participants from the Northern and Upper regions benefited from a similar programme last year.
It said the training programme was to enable the trainees to carry out education on the use of the ITNs during and after the national immunisation campaign.
It said during the period of campaign, UNICEF and its partners distributed two million ITNs for use by pregnant women and children under two years through-out the country.
The statement said the training programme was the result of UNICEF’s determination to ensure that beneficiaries of the nets had adequate information on ITN use and maximised its benefits to reduce the incidence of malaria in pregnant women and children.