The County Government of Uasin Gishu in partnership with Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation(EMKF) has conducted a training workshop for 20 Community Health Promoters from different community units in Ainabkoi Sub County.

The focus of the training was to equip these promoters with the necessary skills to respond effectively to various emergency cases.

The training covered a wide range of emergency scenarios, including asthma attacks, strokes, broken bones, head, neck, and spinal injuries, diabetic emergencies, bites, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), emergency medical assistance, and attending to unconscious patients.

During the training session, Clinical Services Chief Officer Dr Joyce Sang emphasized the importance of quick and efficient response in emergencies, highlighting the significance of proper training and preparation in handling diverse medical emergencies.

She encouraged the CHPs to apply the knowledge gained during the training in their respective communities to provide immediate assistance to those in need.

“By empowering Community Health Promoters with essential skills and knowledge, the initiative aims to improve the overall preparedness and response to medical emergencies in Ainabkoi Sub County,” said Dr Sang.

The CO further said that it is through such partnerships and training initiatives that communities can be better equipped to handle emergencies effectively therefore saving lives and promoting health and well-being.