As part of Global Fund efforts in contributing to quantitative and qualitative healthcare delivery services to grassroots development in the country a three day training programme has been organized in Benin City to address the gaps in the system through strategic interventions to ensure efficient and effective outcomes in local Governments and communities in Edo State

The programme which was put together by Global Fund to enhance the knowledge of community based organizations and community representative was geared to equip them on technical-know-how and strategies to be utilized during the implementation of the project at the local governments and communities

Addressing participants at the gathering, the facilitator of the training Mr. Martin-Mary Falana noted that the Covid19 pandemic came with its attendant effects on both the families and communities.  Some of these problems include Gender based Violence, Human-right violations and gender related barriers to services which the Global Fund intervention would seek to address in the communities.

He said that the covid-19 mechanism would also go a long way in preventing treating and strengthening system on covid19 containment in LGAs and communities

Mr. Falana also used the medium to encourage everyone present to imbibe spirit of giveback, to find a way to contribute our quota to our healthcare facilities in our local communities as this will contribute in no small measure in the upliftment of our health facilities instead of living it for government alone.

He stated that the Covid-19 Response Mechanism which will cover five LGAs in each state will be implemented in six States of the Federation. This includes Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Lagos, Ogun, Delta, Rivers and Edo.

It is expected that the implementation of the programmes in the various communities would elicited the involvement of the critical stakeholders to improve the integrated HIV, TB and Malaria and Covid-19Response in the State

Highlight of the programme was the drama presentation, using the tools that would assist them in effective delivery of the project

Participants were drawn from ministry of Health, SACA, Ministry of Communication and Orientation, Ward Development Community Representatives, State Epidemiologist, Religious leaders