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FG kicks off nationwide capacity training of 120,000 frontline health workers

The Federal government will commence the training of Frontline health workers in the primary healthcare facilities nationwide to sustain the efforts of the rejuvenation of Nigeria’s health sector and health security.


The Federal government also launched the National Mental Health Policy and the National Suicide Prevention Strategic Framework 2023-2030 during the Ministerial Roundtable on Mental Health organized by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Abuja.


The Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Professor ALI PATE said the unveiling of these two important documents is so that people have better quality, preventive, curative and rehabilitative interventions to improve their mental health and well-being.


Prof. PATE noted that the training of 120,000 frontline health workers in primary healthcare centres across the country is for all the disorders that form the component of primary healthcare.


Such illnesses include mental health, tuberculosis, malaria, HIV, viral hepatitis, diarrhoea, amongst others. 

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