Nchalo's Clinic Takes Part In Child Health Days
"CHDs aim to reach all children under the age of five years at least every six months during a limited time period (week). "
IMAGE: A nurse administers Vitamin A to a child during Nchalo’s CHD campaign, as others await their turn.
CHILD Health Days (CHDs) are regular events organised to deliver an integrated package of preventive services known to be highly cost-effective for improving child health and survival that are run in conjunction with routine services at health facilities.
CHDs aim to reach all children under the age of five years at least every six months during a limited time period (week). The package of essential preventive health services include Vitamin A supplementation, de-worming or other services as deemed appropriate. This year Nchalo had Vitamin A supplementation and de-worming, both vital in the battle against diseases in children.
The campaign, conducted from 30 July–3 August, resulted in a total of 1 637 children receiving the services - 63% of the targeted population.