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MoH-WHO realize 1-day training for sanitary inspectors

MoH-WHO realize 1-day training for sanitary inspectors

1-day training by WHO (Image Tatoli/Filomeno Martins)

DILI, 01 july 2021 (TATOLI) – The Ministry of Health with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) realize a 1-day training for the 60 sanitary inspectors, today at the Palacio das Cinzas hall, in Dili.

The 1-day training aims to increase the capacity of the sanitary inspectors to provide appropriate information on the Covid-19 prevention in the communities, across four administrative posts in capital Dili, including Nainfeto, Dom Aleixo, Cristo Rei, and Vera Cruz.

The 60 sanitary inspectors were chosen from all villages of the four administrative posts, in Dili.

The WHO’s representative in Timor-Leste Dr. Arvind Mathur said the training for the sanitary inspectors was important, as they would apply all the knowledge they learn from the training in their communities to convince the community members to involve actively in the Covid-19 prevention.

“We know that fake news or misinformation spreads faster than the right information. Through this training, your role as the sanitary inspectors is to provide correct information to communities regarding the Covid-19 and the prevention measures,” Mathur commented at the opening ceremony of the 1-day training at Palacio das Sinzas hall of the Ministry of Health in Dili, today.

He said the sanitary inspectors would be working together with community leaders, including the chief of the villages and sub-villages to convince them to provide the right messages to the communities to fight against the Covid-19.

Likewise, The General Director of the Health Service Delivery, Odete da Silva Viegas said that: Being a sanitary inspector, you are assuming a big task in the communities; therefore you need to cooperate with the local leaders and community police.

She said the establishment of the sanitary inspections was to continue the works that had been done by the Covid-19 pillars of the Ministry of Health in the communities to ensure community members follow the Covid-19 health protocols recommended by WHO and MoH.

“As sanitary inspectors, your job is to ensure that people obey the Covid-19 health protocols when gathering at the public spots, such as restaurants and other places that often accumulate many people. You need to keep reminding them to wear face masks, washing hands, and maintain social and physical distancing,” said Viegas.

Viegas added the establishment of the sanitary inspections in the villages was crucial to prevent the communities from the new variant of the Covid-19.

 

Journalist: Filomeno Martins 

Editor: Nelia Rosario Borges

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