Students carry out health awareness


STUDENTS attending the Professional Accelerate Institute community health workers’ training school in Mt Hagen are conducting awareness into the communities, public places and churches educating people to live healthy lives.
The awareness started last week and will continue to reach parts of Mt Hagen before students are sent out for their practical with hospitals and health centres.
They covered the importance of washing hands, rubbish, protecting water sources and look at other areas which will contribute to a better health.
Professional Accelerate Institute director Michael Wek Kerowa said the community health workers (CHWs) training school will continue to drive more awareness targeting areas where the population is like church groups, markets and schools and other areas.
He said people still need to know the basic health to live healthy lives and these students have made it their business to reach out and educate the population.
Kerowa said health is now becoming a very serious problem throughout the country because people have this “no care mentality”.
“We need to help each other and health is the key area that will change a person after seeing changes taking place in his or her life,” he said.
Kerowa said that the CHW students have started the awareness and they will continue to reach out to many areas and communities.
“We have started with the Seventh-day Adventist church and the Lutheran church and we will continue to reach out and extend our awareness programme.”

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