CMDA Nigeria News Update – May 21

CMDA Nigeria News Update – May 21

HEADLINES

  • CMDA Nigeria organizes an Online sensitization for Healthcare Workers and the public on Public Health Risk Communication.
  • CMDA Cross River state chapter, in collaboration with the Accident and Emergency Department, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, organized a training program as part of it’s COVID – 19 pandemic response.

NEWS IN DETAILS

1. The Christian Medical and Dental Association of Nigeria – organized another session, tagged – ‘RISK COMMUNICATION’, in the ongoing COVID -19 Online Training Series. This program, organized for the Healthcare Workers and the general public, was geared towards sensitizing participants, as well as creating awareness on issues related to:

👉 Public Health Risk Communication
👉 Social Media Engagement/COVID-19 Journalism
and
👉 Addressing Myths and Misconceptions about COVID-19 in the Nigerian Context

The following resource persons were the facilitators for this amazing training program;

  • Dr. Paul Joseph Edor(MBBS, MPH)
    a Senior Program Officer II, John Hopkins Centre for Communication Programs FCT.
  • Dr. Ovundah Nyeche(MBBS)
    a SnR in the Department of Internal Medicine, Rivers State University Teaching Hospital, Writer, Social Media Enthusiast and Blogger.
  • Dr. Nathan Shehu {MBBS, MHPM, FMCP (Infectious Diseases)},
    an Infectious Diseases Physician at Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Plateau State.

2. Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA ) of Nigeria – Cross River state chapter, in collaboration with the Accident and Emergency (A and E) Department, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, organized a training on TRIAGING EMERGENCY IN COVID-19 ERA: BEST PRACTICES, as part of its COVID-19 pandemic response.

This program was targeted towards the Health professionals in A and E, Children Emergency practitioners, Private Practitioners and Other interested Health professionals.

Dr Dozie Osuoji, Emergency Physician and Head of Emergency unit Cedarcrest Hospital Abuja, was the major facilitator for this program.

We continue in the fight against COVID-19 and we are reminded that the little we give can go a long way to save a life.

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