Equipping Healthcare Professionals in North Sinai

North Sinai primary healthcare workers receive a first-of-a-kind training from MoHP and UNICEF funded by Japan

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North Sinai primary health care healthcare workers receive a first-of-a-kind training from MoHP and UNICEF funded by Japan
Dalia Younis
15 February 2020

Born and raised in Rafah, North Sinai, Farah was excited to visit Alexandria for the first time this year.

The 9-year-old accompanied her mother, who works as a nurse, and a group of 60 other healthcare professionals working at different primary healthcare facilities in North Sinai governorate to a training designed by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) and UNICEF and funded by Japan to help them address key healthcare issues at a hardship region.

This training is part of the collaboration between UNICEF and MoHP to provide high-quality essential health and nutrition services to children and women in affected areas in North Sinai.

Farah turned out to be very helpful at some parts of the training as this photo essay explores.

Farah was excited to see the toys and learning tools UNICEF made available there.
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At the family club of El-Amrawy Primary Healthcare Unit (PHU), Montazah health district, Alexandria, Farah was excited to see the toys and learning tools UNICEF made available there. While she enjoyed her time playing, mom and her colleagues listened to the club’s facilitators who shared their experience in psycho-social support for children and their parents.
The trainees attended a live awareness session
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The trainees attended a live awareness session that the family club offers to parents attending the PHU, where facilitators introduced topics such as positive parenting, child nutrition and the importance of pre and postnatal care. 
with the help of the Japanese fund, UNICEF and MoHP will further design an intervention plan
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After this training, and with the help of the Japanese fund, UNICEF and MoHP will further design an intervention plan according to the needs highlighted by the Health Directorate of the MoHP in North Sinai. As a start, the plan will ensure good distribution of well-trained male and female primary healthcare workers in 12 PHUs in the targeted districts.
Trainees got the chance to learn more on the new health cards
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Trainees got the chance to learn more on the new health cards that were recently introduced by MoHP with the support of UNICEF to PHUs nationwide including North Sinai. Nurses at Al-Amrawy PHU shared their tips on efficiently managing immunization campaigns and child health registers.
Farah also volunteered to take care of younger children
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Farah also volunteered to take care of younger children, so their mothers can focus more on the most challenging parts of the training.
Farah volunteered to help one of the nurses at El-Amrawy
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Farah volunteered to help one of the nurses at El-Amrawy PHU in the demonstration of height and weight measurement taking.