Mother, Child week starts today

Rawalpindi—The District Health Department will launch a week-long special drive to create awareness among women about the healthcare of mothers and children.
District Coordination Officer DCO Talat Mehmood Gondal told APP on Sunday that Lady Health Workers (LHWs) would visit door-to-door under the campaign being launched from Dec 5-11 and educate women about their health and preventive measures, especially during pregnancy, delivery and for infants’ health.
DCO said LHWs have been directed to create awareness among mothers about importance of breastfeeding newborns for at least the first six months. He said that most of maternal and child deaths are caused by preventable diseases and urge the people to participate in health programmes especially the Mother and Child Health Week meant to promote better health.—APP

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