The Bauchi State Government has partnered with the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF and empowered community health workers in the state with Responsive Reproductive Health management skills.
The training with support from the Global Affairs Canada targeted health workers working in Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Centers.
Executive Chairman Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed said the training was aimed at equipping the targeted beneficiaries with incisive gender responsive knowledge and skills to help turn around accessing healthcare services apathy among women in the state.
He warned community health workers to do away with attitudes capable of dissuading women and other minors from visiting community health centres for antenatal care, hospital-based delivery and immunisation.
The Executive Chairman said that the negative attitude of some health workers caused a serious setback to basic healthcare demands by pregnant women and adolescents in the state.
Some of the participants interviewed expressed determination to make the best use of the knowledge gained from the training to improve the quality of service they render to patients at their stations.
WikkiTimes gathered that Bauchi State is the only state in Nigeria currently benefiting from the initiative.