The Head of Department pledges support to community based organizations involved in integrated management of childhood illnesses in UmgungundlovuThe Head of Department Dr S Zungu met with more than 10 Community Based Organisations in the Umgungundlovu District to show appreciation and also pledge the department of Health’s support in building community capacity to improve the overall health and development of children.
The aim of the partnership is to train volunteers in family based child health practices, build awareness of key family based child health matters and to assess progress with the view to expanding the programme to be replicated in other communities. The integrated management of childhood illness is a core priority programme of the department which can only succeed through collaborative efforts of all relevant stakeholders.
Dr S Zungu praised the community based organizations for their concerted efforts and successes in working towards improving children’s health in the communities in which they live. Together we can do more and better.