MYS GIVES COUNTY COORDINATORS EQUIPMENT ASSORTED MATERIALS
Wednesday, 8th June 2016
DMS Yonton 2nd, L-R) DMA Freeman (in African Attire), DMYD Gbagonyon, the Coordinators, with other MYS StaffMYS GIVES COUNTY COORDINATORS EQUIPMENT ASSORTED MATERIALS Under its UNFPA-sponsored Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) program, the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYS) Monday, June 6, presented separate consignments of equipment and assorted office materials to five county coordinators to facilitate their work efficiently. The coordinators, recently deployed in the southeastern counties of Grand Gedeh, River Gee, Maryland and Grand Kru, and another in rural Montserrado County (western Liberia), received five laptops with accompanying printers, internet modems, stationery, and scratch cards, for effective communication and coordination. The coordinators are responsible to monitor and supervise Reproductive Health Commodity Security (RHCS) national volunteers, also recently assigned in the five counties, coordinate RHCS activities, along with partners, and report to the ministry’s head office in a timely manner. Presenting the items on behalf of the ministry, Deputy Minister for Administration Dr. T. Nancy Freeman admonished the coordinators to use the items in ways that will enhance the entity’s work and report effectively on reproductive health issues among young people in their assigned counties. Receiving the consignments on behalf of his colleagues, Maryland County Coordinator Stanford W. Sieh assured the ministry that the materials would be utilized well in promoting ARSH activities in their respective counties. He thanked MYS and its partners for selecting their counties to pilot the required services, adding they would remain true ambassadors for the ministry. A fortnight ago, 15 MYS county coordinators received a five-day training in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County in the areas of sexual reproductive health, coordination, project management, and monitoring and evaluation, the skills set now being piloted in the five counties. “This service of monitoring and supervising RHCS national volunteers, coordinating RHCS activities, and reporting in a timely manner is a core function of the ASRH Program that MYS and UNFPA will work to strengthen from time to time”, says ASRH Program Coordinator Mawen Morris, “The objective is to extend the same service to other counties shortly”. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH), with funding from UNFPA, MYS is implementing the ASRH program to respond to the sexual and reproductive needs of adolescent girls and other young women in Liberia. The program helps address gaps between the supply of Reproductive Health commodities, ranging from procurement to storage and distribution, service delivery points, and end users. The program also assists the Supply Chain Management Unit of MOH in monitoring and reporting on reproductive health commodity stock (family planning products) levels at health service delivery points. Reports Emmanuel L. Carto, MYS Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist (With editing and photo inputs from N. Macaulay Paykue – MYS Public Affairs Director.
Photo Credit: MYS PA
Photo Credit: MYS PA