Specialists elevate concern over attainable dearth of environmental well being professionals

EXPERTS within the subject of environmental well being have expressed concern over attainable scarcity of…

EXPERTS within the subject of environmental well being have expressed concern over attainable scarcity of environmental well being officer tutors, which might be a significant setback to not simply the bodily atmosphere but in addition human well being in Nigeria.

The consultants raised the alarm in the course of the forty fifth Founder’s Day and Commencement Ceremony of Environmental Well being Officer Tutors on the College School Hospital (UCH), Ibadan and the commencement of 51 officers from the 2019/2020 and 2020/202 educational periods.

The Head of Faculty, Federal Coaching Centre for Lecturers of Well being Science, UCH, Mrs Bukola Mustapha, stated that pressing motion is required to help the coaching of environmental well being officer tutors to forestall a scarcity of environmental well being professionals within the nation.

Based on her environmental well being professionals are essential and all the time play main position in illness outbreak response.

“This coaching is essential as a result of we’re the coach of trainers. With out manpower, how can we practice environmental well being officers and stop the dearth of environmental well being professionals? Recall that Environmental Well being Tutors cadre was within the Scheme of Service alongside Main Healthcare Tutors and Nurse Tutors.

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“Regrettably, Environmental Well being Tutors are now not within the present version of the Scheme of Service. We use this chance to solicit on your help to reinstate Environmental Well being Tutors again into the Scheme of Service.

“This is not going to solely make our graduates employable by each the state and the federal governments however will improve the effectivity and effectiveness of the coaching.”

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On his half, Dr Uzo Osuala, a former registrar of West Africa Well being Examinations Board, referred to as for the autonomy of the coaching institute and the growth of its programs in a bid to make sure extra individuals embrace the programme.

UCH’s Chief Medical Director, Professor Jesse Otegbayo, represented by the chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), Dr Abiodun Adeoye, urged the graduands to construct upon the stable basis laid for them by their predecessors.

Professor Otegbayo stated that environmental well being professionals have been essential to serving to people and communities to remain secure and effectively by defending them from threats to their well being and wellbeing, and he urged them to translate the abilities that they had acquired throughout their coaching to enhance the well being of the inhabitants.