Sunday, 14th July 2024

Saint Lucia: Health Ministry outlines plans to build strategies for community resilient

In order to avoid COVID-19, the Ministry of Health, Wellness, and Elderly Affairs are continuing its strategy of building community resilience.

Sunday, 7th July 2024

Saint Lucia: Health Ministry outlines plans to build strategies for community resilient
Saint Lucia: In order to avoid COVID-19, the Ministry of Health, Wellness, and Elderly Affairs are continuing its strategy of building community resilience. For the purpose of sustaining work on COVID-19 infection prevention and control in communities, UNICEF has supported the Bureau of Health Education under the Ministry of Health, Wellness, and Elderly Affairs. Conducting a series of training seminars with important community partners is one aspect of this help.

The Home Help Caregivers are one of the partners being targeted. This training was just given to the Choiseul Caregivers. To guarantee their work was done in a safe manner while caring for their elderly and home-bound customers, they had the knowledge and abilities to implement infection prevention and control methods correctly.

Louisa Wilson-Health Educator in the Bureau of Health Education, mentioned in the statement that there is a requirement to strengthen the caregivers' knowledge on infection prevention to protect themselves and their clients from viruses as well as infections. [caption id="attachment_43721" align="aligncenter" width="430"]Louisa Wilson-Health Educator in the Bureau of Health Education. Louisa Wilson-Health Educator in the Bureau of Health Education.[/caption]

The health Educator stated why they are doing this training session, they want to continue emphasizing infection prevention and control measures related to COVID-19.

The main objective of this initiative is that the participants can live healthy lifestyles, and they want to ensure that they continue living healthy lifestyles at home and also impact their community members and family members by teaching them about healthy lifestyles.

Along with this, Wilson stated that it is her hope that the knowledge gained from this training will impact the lives of caregivers and their clients.

They also introduced the people to the chronic disease self-management program, where they can learn a little bit more about chronic diseases and how to cope with their clients.

The training concentrated on areas such as hand washing, mask-wearing, sanitation, nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. This training will also benefit other infection prevention and control programmes, including strengthening our response to the threat of Monkeypox.