Kenya: Religious Leaders Support New Child Health Initiative

May 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Catholic Information Service for Africa

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Religious leaders have backed a national campaign to improve the health of children under the age of five.

The Malezi Bora programme is an initiative of the Ministry of Health and the United Nations children's agency UNICEF. The services offered by the programme include immunization, provision of Vitamin A supplements, protection against malaria, advice on breastfeeding and nutrition for families, de-worming, weight monitoring for children, care for expectant mothers and advice on hygiene.

Christian, Muslim and Hindu leaders appealed to parents and guardians to take their children to health facilities to receive the Malezi Bora services.