Fri Nov 10 16:58:51 EAT 2017
Garissa county has launched the Malezi Bora initiative which seeks to address the declining child survival indicators in the county through mobilization for increased use of routine child survival services.
Speaking during the launch of the Malezi Bora month in Garissa town, county executive for health Ahmednadhir Omar said the initiative will create an enabling environment for women, families and communities to adopt healthy infant and young child feeding practices.
Other areas include nutritional and health education, screening, treatment and referral on malnourished children, pregnant and lactating mothers.
The theme for this year’s Malezi bora month is ‘Afya ya Jamii, Ustawi was Nchi’. It is about improving maternal and child health.