Jammu: Under the supervision of its Mission Director, National Health Mission (NHM), J&K on Monday organised a three-day training of ‘Trainers on VHSNC, MAS & Community Action for Health’ at Conference Hall, Nagrota, Jammu.
According to an official statement issued here, Dr Harjeet Rai, Divisional Nodal Officer, NHM, Jammu, while addressing the participants highlighted the importance of Village Health Sanitation & Nutrition Committees (VHSNCs) at community level.
He said that VHSNCs have been constituted with a strong focus on community engagement to ensure people’s participation in health and to enable action on the social determinants of health.
“ASHA and VHSNC function in a coordinated manner to ensure achievement of positive health outcomes at the community level. VHSNC have a unique ability to drive local health agenda. Disease prevention and health promotion through the ASHA and VHSNC holds substantial promise in realising the vision of achieving universal health coverage,” he said.
The experts of Community Action for Health, Advisory Group on Community Action (AGCA), Secretariat PFI, MoHFW, GoI, Daman Ahuja and Sourabh Raj informed the participants about the role and responsibility of VHSNCs through PowerPoint presentations and shared experiences from across the country with them.
For further strengthening of services to the people of the state, NHM has initiated various training programmes; the statement said adding that the three-day training programme is aimed at preparing a pool of trainers from each district to further train the VHSNC members at the grassroots level.
The training was attended by the district resource persons, health educators, CHOs, FMPHWs of all districts of Jammu division, state trainers, ASHA programme, state programme management unit ASHA.