Ntchisi Evangelical Churches Consortium for Social Services (Neccoss) with funding from Amref Health Africa has urged health centre management committees (HCMCs) to address shortage of health workers in the district.
Neccoss executive director Mathias Chindungwa said this on Friday during a two-day training workshop of HCMCs at Kamsonga Teacher’s Development Centre in Traditional Authority Malenga in the district.
“We hope by the end of the training, HCMCs will have acquired knowledge and skills to handle issues concerning shortage of workers at their facilities,” he said.
Chikungwa added that through capacitating and facilitating score card as a tool for social accountability in health sector targeting, HCMC and other stakeholders in community service delivery would be improved.
Amref Health Africa health systems advocacy officer TwambikireMwabungulu said they engaged HCMC at Kamsonga Health Centre after receiving reports of shortage of health workers.
“Shortage of workers in our facilities is a problem and as an organisation, we partnered with Neccoss to implement the programme through training,” he said.
Kamsonga Health Centre HCMC chairperson Elias EnockThandwe commended Neccoss for the meeting, saying they got skills that will help them handle issues related to shortage of workers.
The meeting involved area development committees, youth clubs, traditional leaders, religious leaders and village health committees.