SEVERAL people have turned out for Child Health Week in various parts of the country despite the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.
Child Health Weeks (CHWs) are semi-annual, campaign-style, facility- and outreach-based events that provide a package of high-impact nutrition and health services to Under-five children.
The Child Health Week is being commemorated under the theme; “Enhanced Community Engagement, Innovation and Excellence in Service Towards Universal Health Coverage”
Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary for Technical Services Dr Kennedy Malama visited the Chawama Level I Hospital to monitor on going Child Health Week activities and has expressed happiness at the turnout of mothers, fathers and other caregivers.
Dr Malama says the activity provides a platform for high impact intervention including child immunization and health promotion.
He has, however, expressed concern on the low uptake of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine for girls and Polio vaccines in Chawamaconsidering that Zambia has high cervical cancer cases and recorded two cases of Polio last year. – MOH