Ministry provides training on Sexual Reproductive Health
May 22, 2014 5:02 am
The two day training on Sexual Reproductive Health by the Social Welfare Ministry is aimed at up-skilling family planning reps.
These are the representatives who deal with communities affected by teenage pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections and suicides.
This is the first ever training programme on SRH organised by the Ministry.
UNFPA Sex Reproductive Health Coordinator Semisi Siga says the reps will be advised on the importance of relationships with the public during the training.
“We provide that therapeutic approach for them to empower and understand how people feel and that gives them confident to share whatever they are going through. We are talking more on the relationships because if there is no relationship at home – they wouldn’t have anyone to take their problems to.”
Increase in teenage pregnancies, STI’s and suicides have prompted the Social Welfare Ministry in organising the training for its family planning reps.