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CarePlus: FMP Trains  Service Providers and Community Peer Mobilizers in key fishing communities

Family Medical Point conducted a Values Clarification and Attitude Transformation training for the CarePlus Project partner medical facilities, Community Peer Mobilisers from Kasenyi, Kiggungu, Nakiwoogo and Guuda landing sites as well as FMP. 

The training that was conducted at Banana Village  Eco Retreat-Entebbe on 30th November, 2022 was attended by twenty-four individuals who were clinical officers, nurses, midwives, community mobilizers, administrative staff and volunteers. 

This training was organised to support attitude transformation and clarify values of the medical workers and community peer mobilisers with a target of ensuring that all CarePlus project partner facilities are equipped with requisite skills to deliver the project.  

The workshop that was facilitated by Dr. Oscar Muhoozi, Executive Director at Dynamic Doctors Organization and assisted by Prima Niwampaire, a Medical Doctor at Mulago regional referral hospital evoked the emotions of the participants to understand what young girls in fishing communities  go through to access comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services. The two facilitators also shared some of the ethical standards for service providers, Ugandan policies regarding post abortion care and the dangers of unsafe and or crude methods of abortion.

During the sharing sessions, the Community Peer Mobilizers and service providers raised some of the critical issues that may affect their work such as lack of equipment, stigma and challenges in accessing medical commodities to offer comprehensive SRHR services.

Dr Oscar in his closing remarks appreciated Family Medical Point for innovating a project that would improve the lives of the forgotten girls in fishing communities.

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