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Team pays visit to FP projects in Jimma zone

A team composed of delegates from the Ethiopian Public Health Association, Packard Foundation, Oromia regional health bureau, Jimma zonal health bureau and focal persons from other partners made a field visit to selected sites in Jimma zone from February 26-27, 2015.

EPHA in collaboration with Jimma Zone health department selected Buture health post in Mana woreda, which is 15 km away from Jimma town for the site visit. 

The objectives of the field visit include, among others, looking over the family planning service provision at a health post and community level, observing the working modality and system regarding health extension program, sharing the experience of health extension workers (HEWs) and discussing with the beneficiaries of the family planning service and with women development army. 

                   Discussion with HEWs                                                          Discussion with FP users

During discussion with HEWs, the delegates learned about the activities and types of services rendered by the health post such as: treatment of newborn and childhood diseases, maternal health services, family planning, antenatal care, immunization, first aid emergency measures and health education and community conversion sessions on different health and health related issues.
The team has reviewed the weekly activity schedule /program, the recording and reporting systems as well as the annual and quarterly plan of the health post.

Group photo taken after completion of the field visit