In efforts to support the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) to roll out formal community health workers cadres, The Benjamin W. Mkapa Foundation (BMF) in collaboration with Tropical Health Education Trust (THET) handed over 10 laptops and LCD projectors worth 40,595,424.40 TSH to 10 Health Training Institutions (HTIs) located in Lake Zone Regions with the aim of elevating their teaching mechanisms hence increase production of community health workers cadres.
Mr. Remmy Moshi, BMF’s Field Programme Coordinator – Lake Zone (left) handing over a laptop & LCD Projector to Mr. Emmanuel Fimbo, the Principal of Ngudu Environmental Health Sciences institute
This handing over exercise which took place in the second week of November 2016 is part of the implementation of the Foundation’s Community Health Workers Project which focuses on building capacity of health training institutions so as to effectively implement the National Community Based Health Program Strategic Plan (2015-2020). The Project is financially supported by the Comic Relief UK.
Speaking during the ceremony, Mr. Emmanuel Fimbo, the principal of Ngudu Environmental Health Sciences, conveyed his gratitude to BMF & THET for the support of equipments and ensured that they will be fully utilized to achieve the intended objective of the project.
Sister Nicolaus Nshekanabo, The Principal Rubya School of Nursing receiving a laptop and LCD projector from MR. Remmy Moshi, BMF’s Field Programme Coordinator – Lake Zone.
Moreover the acting Principal of Bugando School of Nursing said that their institution did not have its own laptop or LCD projector, tutors were previously using their personal laptops and a borrowed LCD projector from School of Anesthesia Bugando. Hence when both schools are at maximum utilization and fully occupied with activities, it became a teaching nightmare for them, as they will struggled to obtain such working tools.
Giving remarks at the handing over, Mr. Remmy Moshi, Field Programme Coordinator from BMF, said that the beneficiary HTIs under the said project which are located in the Lake Zone regions include Geita School of Nursing, Kahama School of Nursing, Ngudu Environmental Health Training, Bugando School of Nursing, Tarime School of Nursing, Shirati School of Nursing, Murugwanza School of Nursing, Rubya School of Nursing, St. Magdalene School of Nursing and Karagwe Institute of Allied Health Sciences.