George Kerry Life Foundation (GKLF) in conjunction with Be-In-Health Foundation has kick-started a comprehensive training for public service healthcare volunteers with the aim of reducing medical negligence in the sector.
Founder of GKLF, Dr. Matilda Kerry, while speaking ahead of the training which is scheduled to hold between February 16th and March 31th, 2018 revealed with the size of Nigeria population, many needs will be unmet without healthcare volunteers.
Speaking further, Kerry said despite the tremendous advantages volunteer services could bring, they also have the capacity to cause serious harms most especially when they lack needed guidelines, supervision, monitoring, and training.
he said: “If volunteers working in the humanitarian sector are equipped with fundamental tools needed for success in this field, we would record more success stories and enjoy better health services. We are hence conducting a one-day ethics and accountability in health care training workshop for 1,000 volunteers working in the humanitarian sector.
“This training which is supported by Young African Leaders Initiative, the Mandela Washington Fellowship, the US Consulate and the Lagos State Primary Health Care Board is scheduled to take place in Ikorodu, Badagry, Ikeja, Lagos Mainland, Lagos Island, Epe, and Victoria Island.