Foundation trains patent medicine vendors on early response


The Cece Yara Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation has trained 100 Patent and Proprietary Medicine Vendors (PPMVs) and pharmacists on appropriate response and care to child survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).

The maiden capacity-building workshop tagged, “First Medical Responders Training”, was in commemoration of the World Contraception Day.

Speaking to newsmen during the training, the Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, Detutu Ajibodu, said the training would empower them with knowledge on how to identify signs of SGBV in children to be able to give appropriate care, referral and respond to them professionally.

Also speaking, Chinonso Egemba, Executive Director, 100k Club, said some of the challenges impeding appropriate response to SGBV in communities were community norms, family interference, religious and cultural beliefs among others.

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