CS-SUNN, in collaboration with the Network For Health Equity And Development (NHED) and other consortium partners, have successfully trained over 200 Community Health Influencers, Promoters and Services (CHIPS), Community Volunteers (CVs), Supervisors, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Health Workers in Gombe state on quality delivery of the 7 Basic Package Nutrition Services (7BPNS) and the use of the Accelerating Nutrition Results in Nigeria (ANRiN) Mobile Application for data collection. The 7BPNS are Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN), Vitamin A Supplementation, De-worming exercise, Micronutrient Powders, Zinc/Low-osmolarity Oral Rehydration Salts (LO-ORS), Iron- Folate Supplementation and Intermittent Preventive Treatment with Sulphadoxine Pyrimethamine (IPTPs).
The 3-day-training held recently in Gombe state was implemented under the (ANRiN) project- a 3-year project aimed at improving the nutritional status of under 5 children, adolescent girls and pregnant women through the provision of Basic Package of Nutrition Services to communities in 62 wards of 6 Local Government Areas (Gombe, Billiri, Kaltungo, Balanga, Yamatu-Deba and Shomgom) of Gombe state.
NHED-ANRiN Nutrition Specialist, Olufunmilayo Adebambo, said the effective delivery of the 7BNPS requires equity with a focus on the under-served (reaching out to right beneficiaries in the community), quality delivery of services leveraging on existing structures, efficient management of supplies, rigorous data management and community engagement.
During the training, the State NHED Team and its consortium partners facilitated a field beneficiary enrollment training exercise for the Community Health Influencers & Promoters (CHIPs) in Shamaki Ward of Gombe LGA. The CHIPs were trained practically on use of the ANRiN Mobile app for data entry and beneficiary enrollment. At the end of the training, the CHIPs, their supervisors, and consortium members set out on field training enrollment exercises to ensure the trainees had proper hands-on experience while using the app.