A team of 19 staff nurse and community health workers from various hospitals and clinics located in Tibetan settlements in India, attended a 10 days’ workshop on community outreach program in Jamkhed from 11th to 20th July 2016.
The main objective of the workshop is to improve the knowledge and skills of existing staffs in community data collection method, as well as in delivering maternal and child care services and health education to the community people through outreach methods.
During the ten days workshop, the participants learned the history and principles of Jamkhed rural health model, community mapping, problem trees, rapid and participatory rural health appraisal, Nutrition, maternal and child health component
s especially RMNCHA model, adolescent health program etc. They were also taken on observational field visit to few out of many villages where the Jamkhed model has brought positive impact in the lives of community people. The village health workers and mobile health team also demonstrated the safe delivery skill and home management of childhood diseases as well as role play, musi
c and puppet show role in delivering health and social messages through participatory approach.
The department plans to have similar workshop for health staffs in Nepal and India in a second batch which has to be postponed at the moment due to landslide and road blockage problem in Nepal. The program is funded by USAID.