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BRIDGE training for ASHAs, AWWs and ANMs

BRIDGE training for ASHAs, AWWs and ANMs
ASHAs and AWWs participating in the game session.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 4/11/2019 12:51:36 PM IST

A month long Boosting Routine Immunization Demand Generation (BRIDGE) training for ASHAs, AWWs and ANMs under the aegis of the Chief Medical Office (CMO), Peren district which began on February 27 culminated on March 30 at Peren district.  The objectives of the training was to equip the trainees to effectively mobilize parents/communities for Routine Immunization (RI), deliver key messages on RI and new vaccines introduced, improve vaccine confidence and reduce vaccine hesitancy among communities by answering their concerns effectively, etc. 

The training was led by District Programme Officer UIP/RCH, Dr. Nukshisangla Jamir along with District Media Officer, Pezanguno Celine and District Community Mobilizer, Sekholu Ringa. The training was held in all the four blocks, batch wise under Peren district. 

Altogether 208 participants were trained. The training was scheduled accordingly with nine sessions per batch where each session was specifically designed to present and address the specific topic. All the sessions were done with power point presentation and BRIDGE films were flashed to the trainees for better communication and understanding. The training focused more on interactive sessions in order to clear doubts and also to ensure the trainees participation.

Dr. Nukshisangla gave a proper explanation of all the importance vaccines for RI and also adverse event following immunization. The training also focused on the importance of communication- Inter Personal Communication: three approaches to communication: one-to-one or interpersonal communication, conducting small group meetings and community meetings and advocating with local influencers for mobilizing community participation and the importance of supportive supervision, a supportive approach.

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