By Lerato Ndlovu
Government has approved the introduction of the National Health Service Training and Induction Modules under the Public Service Academy as a way of equipping health personnel to execute their duties well.
Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said, “The public will recall that, at its 28th Meeting, Cabinet agreed that the National Health Service Training and Induction be developed, it is in line with this directive that the modules will be introduced.
“The envisaged training programmes will therefore equip healthcare workers with correct standard operating procedures in the discharge of their duties, improved and efficient management skills, and patriotism that promote transparency, accountability and good governance and a high performance work culture that goes beyond the call of duty.
In detail the modules will cover the following areas that are essential for health personnel to execute their duties: Public Health Service Orientation ( to include areas on National Heritage and Patriotism, Vision 2030, Legal/Policy framework governing the health sector); Management Skills Development (to include such areas as transformational leadership, Finance Management, Corporate Governance); Conflict Management; and tailor-made courses on such areas as Gender, Diversity and Sexual Harassment, Asset Inventory, Procurement and Contract Management.