In order to increase skill for identification and prevention of persons with disability and refer to the primarily identified patients to Upazila hospital, DRRA organized a Refreshers Training for 240 Community Health Care Providers who received full course training in last year. The training held for all CHCP of 9 Upazila under Satkhira, Chittagong, and Manikgonj district on the different period of the month of June 2017.
The refreshers training were held with giving special emphasis on basic statistics on disability, risk factors, Disability Protection Act 2013, Neuro-developmental disorders and Autism, Mental Retardation and disability due to mental disorder and others. The nature and symptoms of twelve types of disabilities were also discussed in the training. DRRA published a flash card on 12 types of disabilities and distributed among the CHCP and doctors. The training conducted as an activity of ‘Promoting Inclusive Health and Rehabilitation Services’ (PIHRS) project of DRRA supporting by CBM. DRRA is implementing this project under a joint initiative with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It may be mentioned here that DRRA signed a memorandum of understanding with Community-Based Health Care (Community Clinic). This is a strategic partnership between the organization and the authority of the Community Clinics of the government who are responsible for serving the health care services at the community level under the Directorate General Health Services (DGHS) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW).