Yambio, 9th January 2018. Early pregnancy and poor management at family level puts the health of new born babies at risk in the community, says Tombura-Yambio Diocesan Primary Health Care Project officer.
Simon Sanduki reports to Radio Anisa that so far 40 cases of malnutrition have been recorded in Ibba County mostly among babies under the age of five.
He adds that other health partners are conducting immunization services to the targeted age group.
Sanduki says next week they are will be conducting mass meningitis vaccination campaign for the whole population of Ibba County.
He cites malaria as the leading disease followed by watery diarrhoea, pneumonia, intestinal parasites and Hepatis B.
Sanduki appeals to other health partners to supply them with test kits for Hepatis B and C and provide them with of vaccine and some antiretroviral drugs.
Catholic Organization for Development and Peace in the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio under Health Pool Funds is supporting the health program in Ibba County for the past eleven months ending in February this year.