LAMB Training Centre (TC)
LAMB TRAINING CENTRE aims to increase competent, compassionate health and development work throughout Bangladesh by training LAMB, NGO, and Government staff in work skills, attitudes, and values.
“We have never seen this type of training or health care environment in Bangladesh, with such an attitude of service demonstrated by all staff working as equal members of a team.”
This type of comment is often heard from people coming to LAMB from outside for training.
It truly reflects the culture at LAMB, where caring for others is a way of life, and where equal respect is given to all, as people, regardless of job role, position in society, or background. Such values formation helps answer a need expressed by government and NGOs for better communication by health workers.
LAMB TC promotes holistic service in its training, equipping trainees to address emotional and spiritual needs, as well as physical.
Community health, including clinical care and teaching, was the initial focus of LAMB’s work in the 1970s. LAMB has over 35 years’ experience in health training.
Terminology concerning training has changed over the years. LAMB TC reflects the more holistic current approach to people development.
LAMB Training Department has 19 staff, of whom 12 are regular trainers. The others are administrative or involved in the provision of residential accommodation. Training capability is frequently supplemented by Hospital staff, both medical and nursing.
LAMB runs approximately 26 different courses. The main areas covered are
– Preventative Health Education for community health workers and volunteers
– Preventive health and clinical care for community paramedics
– Community Skilled Birth Attendant (cSBA) for community midwives
– Hospital clinical (doctor, nurse, medical assistants) and laboratory
– Training and supportive supervisory skills
A full listing of the courses available is accessible under the Training tab in the Services menu on the Home Page
LAMB has a new major Training Centre opened in 2006. The Training Centre/ HRD Building has six classrooms, residential accommodation for up to 90 trainees, and dining facilities.
The training approach at LAMB is skills based. Skills-based training is designed to enhance job-specific capabilities and attitudes that have a direct impact on performance. Classroom sessions and practical experience are used in combination.
LAMB TC staff have experience in field follow-up of trainees. Observed differences between training time assessments and follow-up in-service performance, enable continuing quality improvement of training, in both clinical and management skills.
Emotional and Spiritual Focus
LAMB believes that overall health is the result of the combination of physical, emotional and spiritual health, and this is recognized in our training.