Malawi kick-starts Child Health Days campaign

Malawi has kick-started a week long campaign that seeks to improve the health status of children in this southern African country.

The campaign is largely expected to contribute towards the reduction of child morbidity and mortality.

Chief of Health Services, Dr Charles Mwansambo says in a statement that campaign is targeting all children from 6 months to 5 years of age.

Mwansambo: Chief of health services

Mwansambo: Chief of health services

“During the week the Ministry of Health is expected to provide Albendazole tablets, Vitamin A supplementation and dissemination of messages related to child health. We are urging mothers and caregivers of under-five children to take their kids to nearby clinics to get the services,” says Mwansambo.

Malawi conducts the Child Health Campaign twice every year as one way of promoting child health.

The campaign which is taking place in all health facilities, outreach clinics as well as designated temporary sites is expected to end Friday June 13 and.

Meanwhile the Health Ministry is urging its workers to be vigilant in ensuring that all eligible under-five-children are reached during campaign.

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