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Zamfara First Lady Trains Health Workers n GBV Management


Zamfara First Lady trains Health Workers on GBV Management

The Zamfara State First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Bello Muhammad Matawalle in collaboration with Doctors Without Border (Medicines sans Frontiers) has organized a  two days training workshop for Health Workers in the state on Sexual Gender-Based Violence Management.

This is contained in a statement issued t in Gusau on Sunday by the Press Secretary to the First Lady, Zainab Shu’aibu.

Shuaibu said that “The Two-day workshop has 51 participants from health facilities across the 14 Local Government Areas of the state”.

Speaking at the closing of the Two-day training, the First Lady who was represented by Hajiya Fatimah Musa commended MSF for their various support and contributions in communities where various health-related issues are highly present.

“I wish to express our most profound appreciation to MSF for partnering with my office to conduct this important workshop aimed at training health workers across the 14 Local Government Areas of Zamfara State on the procedures to effectively handle cases of sexual assault” The Governor’s Wife said.

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She added that Governor Bello Matawalle has always been an active  champion of GBV on support of the First Lady. 

Matawalle considers the issue of fighting against all forms of gender-based violence to be of utmost significance.

The First Lady commended MSF for their support to the state in the fight against GBV and described the 2-days training workshop, as an effective strategy in  preparing the health workers at the grassroots to administer quality clinical assistance to victims of all forms of sexual violence.

The State Commissioner of Health, Alhaji Yahaya Kanoma  represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr Habibu Yelwa commended office of the First Lady for organizing the training.

Kanoma  said the state government  has  provided conducive centers for free medical treatment for victims of Sexual Violence.

He also assured of the state government’s readiness to partner with development partners in promoting health care sector of the state for efficient services.

Earlier, the Project Coordinator, MSF, Mr  Gerald Wambowa thanked the First Lady for her support and commitments on the various initiatives to support victims of GBV in the state.

Wambowa said the training has increased the knowledge of the participants on GBV management and control in the state.

He added that MSF will continue partnering with the First Lady in promoting the healthy status of  women in the state.

At the end of the training, certificates of attendance were presented to the participants. 

Zamfara First Lady Trains Health Workers n GBV Management

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