Twenty-five new graduates trained as Community Health Workers from the districts of Gorongosa, Nhamatanda, Muanza and Cheringoma will join the Gorongosa Park health sector and start delivering services to local communities beginning in January of 2021.
The 25 workers graduated on December 15 from a four-month training course delivered through a partnership between the Health Sector of Gorongosa National Park and the District Health, Women and Social Action Service of Gorongosa District.
Members and representatives of the Gorongosa District Government, Gorongosa National Park, the Sofala Provincial Health Directorate, the Directors of the District Health and Women and Social Action Services of the districts of Nhamatanda, Gorongosa, Muanza and Cheringoma attended the closing ceremonies.
Angelo Levi – speaking on behalf of Gorongosa Park Warden Pedro Maugura – thanked the Park Health sector and Social Action Services team for the hard work carried out during the four months of training, and appealed to representatives from other districts to maintain and strengthen existing partnerships.
Sofala Provincial Health Directorate representative Matias Culpa encouraged the new community health workers to lead their communities and encourage their local residents to practice prevention measures for COVID-19 and diseases such as malaria, diarrhea, among others.
This is the fifth Community Health Worker training course supported by Gorongosa National Park through its Health Sector and the seventh course for the Gorongosa District.