By Mohammed Munirat Nasir (Zamfara State Correspondent)

Zamfara State First Lady, Hajia Aisha Bello Matawalle in collaboration with Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) has organized a two-day training for Health Workers in the state on Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

A statement by the Press Secretary, Officer of the First Lady, Hajia Zainab Shuaibu Abdullahi said the two-day training is part of the governor's wife's commitments towards the eradication of GBV and other domestic Violence as well as promoting gender equality in the state.

About 51 participants selected from various health facilities across the 14 local government areas of the state took part in the workshop which is aimed at strengthening the fight against GBV.

The training was also aimed at creating awareness about the GVB and its negative impact on society.

Speaking while declaring the training open in Gusau the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Dr. Habibu Yelwa commended Hajia Aisha and MSF for organizing the training.

He assured continued support of the ministry of health to the office of the First Lady in the fight against GBV and other health-related programs.

The Project Coordinator, MSF, Mr. Spain Gerald Wambowa thanked the First Lady for the collaboration.

Wambowa said that the aim of the training is to share the basic knowledge and experience about GBV and to create more awareness among the participants.

Mr. Richard Mathela Medical Coordinator, MSF appreciates the effort of the First Lady and MSF in organizing the training.

He called for more collaboration with other stakeholders in the fight against the ugly act.

The Medical Coordinator described the training of health workers as one of the major steps in the fight against GBV and therefore commend the First Lady for the initiative. NNL.