Action Aid, in collaboration with the Bassa Women’s Development Association (BAWODA), recently ended a 5-day Referral Training Workshop on Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and Post Explicate Prophylaxis (PEP) in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.
According to Action Aid Program Manager for Women’s Rights, Elizabeth Goah Johnson, the training was aimed at giving community members and health workers a thorough understanding of SGBV and PEP.
The training was sponsored by the Ministry of Health through Global Fund and facilitated by Action Aid and BAWODA.
Ms. Johnson advised the 60 participants to train their fellow community members and health workers on what they learned during the training.
The County Coordinator of the Ministry of Gender, Development and Children Protection, Madam Netty Doepoe, in her remarks, underscored the causes and effects of SGBV.
She cautioned the participants to teach others about the prevention of SGBV in their communities and health centers, and not to compromise prevention.
Also speaking, the Executive Director of BAWODA, Mrs. Martha Flanjay-Karnga, called on the participants to make maximum use of the training they received.
She admonished the group that they and sick people in their communities should always go to a proper health center for medical treatment and refrain from prescribing their own treatments, as they are not medical practitioners.