One day training to health workers on Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully (SAANS) was organised by Urban PHC GANGTOK .
THE Resource person for the training were Dr.Anita Bhutia (ADHS – RCH), Rinzing L Bhutia (UNICEF CONSULTANT) and Susan Pradhan (SPO JHPIEGO).
The participants were MCH Clinic staffs ,LHV,DEO,PHNO,CNO,ADHS ,DY DIRECTOR ,HEO ,Medical officer from UPHC Gangtok ,staffs from 06 urban health and welness centers,MCH CLINIC STAFFS ,Health educator,Medical officer ,LHV ,DEO of UPHC Ranipool,MCH Clinic staff ,DEO and ,LHV of STNM Hospital .
The main goal of SAANS initiative is to intensify action for reducing mortality due to childhood Pneumonia in India to less than 3 per thousand live births by 2025.
The objectives of SAANS CAMPAIGN :
(a) To create awareness in the community on interventions for protection and prevention of childhood Pneumonia .
(b)To increase caregiver awareness to enable them to identify pneumonia early.
(c)Dispel myth and notions and trigger behaviour change to take pneumonia seriously and seek care early.
Along with SAANS CAMPAIGN an orientation on RCH registers,portal,HMIS ,Mother and child tracking system (MCTS ),Family planning ,maintaining records and reporting were also conducted during the training.