Women in Nalolo encouraged to access antenatal
By Staff Reporter
The women folk in Nalolo district have been called upon to ensure access to anti-natal services early in order to avoid pregnancy complications.
Maternal Child Health (MCH) Coordinator for Muoyo Health Centre Patricia Mukubesa said it was a requirement for every expecting mother to access medical services in the growth of the child in order to reduce maternal and mortality rates in the district.
Speaking during the commemoration of the 2019 International Women’s Day held at Muoyo Secondary School, Mukubesa also disclosed that one of the district’s goals is to eliminate Malaria by 2021 hence, most houses were sprayed to prevent mosquitoes and treated mosquito nets distributed in the communities.
And speaking earlier, Mushokabanji Nawa called on her fellow women to change their mindsets of thinking that only men can achieve bigger things in life.
Nawa said women should utilise this year’s Women’s Day theme, “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change,” by being innovative and creating new ideas that will enable them to contribute to the national economy.
She said this can only be achieved if women are given equal opportunities.
And officiating at the commemoration, Nalolo District Commissioner (DC), Teddy Chimbinde urged women from all walks of life to come out of their comfort Zone and realise their strength and potential to develop the nation.
Chimbinde said women both from the public and private sector should stand up and claim their position in society because they are as smart as men.