CIDT Training for FCHVs
A three-days training for Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs) on Community Informant Detection Tool (CIDT) based on National Health Training Centre (NHTC) Module 4 was organized by TPO Nepal from 16 February, 2021 to February 24, 2021. The training was conducted in three batches at Waling Municipality of Syangja district, Gandaki province under the support and coordination of Ministry of Social Development, National Health Training Centre (NHTC), Provincial Health Directorate, Gandaki province and District Coordination Committee Syangja. A total of 63 FCHVs from 8 municipalities of Syangja district participated in the training.
The objective of this training was to train Female Community Health Volunteers on Community Informant Detection Tool (CIDT) and develop their skills to screen 4 mental disorders in the community using the CIDT. Ms. Sabitra Sharma, Clinical supervisor/Trainer, facilitated the 3 days training. In the training program, Mr. Yam Prasad Sharma, Sr. Public Health Officer of Syangja, highlighted the issues/challenges of mental health as well as the importance of community level training. Meanwhile, he requested the participants to learn well from the training so that they can apply those knowledge and skills in community setting to overcome the burden of mental illnesses.
Additionally, Ms. Dristy Gurung, Project Lead, Ms. Jananee Magar, District Coordinator, and Ms. Prasansa Subba, Co-facilitator supported for the overall management and accomplishment of training program. The training was successfully conducted in an interactive and participatory manner.