A number of health workers are currently undergoing strategic training aimed at better equipping them with specialised skills to address emerging health challenges.

Among those benefiting from the training being held at the Grand Coastal Inn, East Coast Demerara, are regional health officers and other senior health workers drawn from across the 10 administrative regions of Guyana.

The training is being held under the theme: ‘Collaboratively we build a resilient health care system that is acceptable, accessible, timely and appropriate to meet the needs of every person in Guyana’.

Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence, in an address to the health officials in training urged them to use the experience so that they will become aware of the issues, their approaches, and the management of their behaviour as professionals.

“The overarching factor for the next few days is education; the tools which our resource personnel will employ to make you more knowledgeable and aware of the task ahead of you and more importantly, the exchange of thoughts and ideas that you, as leaders, will bring to the table and through which you will bring a new dimension to the experience of those persons whom you interface with,” the minister said.

Minister Lawrence also noted that communication is vital to the proper management of our health care institutions. The regional health officers and the medical superintendents were advised to listen to the suggestions made by their subordinates to promote a more functional sector.

During the training, health officials will be enlightened in critical areas of health care such as Disability Awareness, Professional Ethics, Anger Management, Customer Service and situational practice. Minister Lawrence is confident that by the end of the training, they will be more competent to deal with the various issues under their supervision.



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