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Ondo trains primary health care workers

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Ondo State Primary Health Care Development Board (OSPHCDB) is organising a two-day training for its senior management staff.

The training is for both staff at the headquarters of the supervising agency in Oke-Eda, Akure, Ondo State, and those at the 18 local government primary health care authorities.

The senior management staff involved in the training are the Directors at OSPHCDB, the primary health care directors (PHC coordinators) across the 18 LGAs and programme officers.

At the opening ceremony today, the Executive Secretary, Dr. Francis Adegoke Akanbiemu, says that leadership and management are important aspects of any successful organization.

He went further to say that OSPHCDB places premium on leadership and management, thus the need for the training. He emphasized that achieving effective skills require providing effective leadership and management.

The Executive Secretary went further to charge participants to give the training the needed attention so as to benefit maximally from the training.

He promised the participants that OSPHCDB on its part will continue to build the capacity of its staff to deliver on its mandate.

A cross-section of the participants during the training

The operations head for Ondo State of the management organization facilitating the training, Mr. Wale Champion, said that globally, the trend is that people are good at the technical aspect of their job. However, most lack the soft kills to deal with the job, thus affecting output. He said the training was meant to equip participants with such soft-skills that are needed to do their job and be effective on it.

The training is tagged: “Performance Improvement by Effective Leadership”. It is expected to last for two days. Some of the topics to be covered during the two-day training include leadership in the 21st century, monitoring and evaluation system in the health sector, conflict management in primary health care, emotional intelligence and leadership, team building and effective delegation, and planning for life after retirement.