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Identify pregnancy risks early – Mwakalombe

LUSAKA Provincial Minister Japhen Mwakalombe says pregnancy-related risks to the expectant mother and unborn child need to be identified early so that proper interventions are made.
Mr Mwakalombe, speaking at the launch of the indoor residual spraying and official opening of Bimbe Health Post in Chongwe last week, said maternal health is cardinal for the well-being of every child.
“I applaud World Vision Zambia for supplementing Government’s efforts by putting in place facilities to ensure quality services are provided to women during pregnancy, delivery and after delivery,’’ he said.
Mr Mwakalombe said women in rural areas are among the most vulnerable people in society and therefore need well-designed health systems closer to their households.
Mr Mwakalombe said the establishment of health centres closer to the people will improve public health.
He thanked World Vision Zambia, the sponsors of the project for helping in bringing healthcare services closer to the people.
Mr Mwakalombe also thanked the Muslim community for donating K150 worth of food hampers to the underprivileged in the community and Shonga Steel for donating assorted items.
He expressed gladness that members of the community in Bimbe area, especially mothers and children, will have access to healthcare in their vicinity.
Mr Mwakalombe said the provision of quality healthcare is an enormous task that should not be left to Government alone.
And Chieftainess Nkomeshya Mukamambo II said the health post constructed in the Bimbe community will bring health services closer to the people.
“People will no longer have to travel long distance to access health services because the construction of Bimbe health post has reduced the travelling distance for the community,’’ she said.
Chieftainess Nkomeshya said the people of Bimbe have for a long time been waiting for the construction of a health post in their community.

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