Foundation Trains 1,000 Health Care Volunteers
The exercise is slated for February 16th to March 31st, 2018. The Founder of GKLF, Dr. Matilda Kerry said that Nigeria has a population of over 180 million and there is an average ratio of two skilled healthcare workers to 1,000 Nigerians, so volunteers are needed to fill in the gap.
She also went on to explained that volunteer services are hugely beneficial, but they have potential of causing serious harm and sometimes, even death of beneficiaries especially in situations where guidelines, supervision, monitoring and training are absent or seriously lacking.
“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.” she said.