Jul 23, 2018 Last Updated 1:53 PM, Jul 20, 2018

Ntcheu Surpasses Measles Rubella Campaign Target

Ntcheu Surpasses Measles Rubella Campaign Target Image sourced at gettyimages.com
Published in Local News
Read 3538 times
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Health authorities in Malawi’s central region district of Ntcheu have revealed that they have surpassed the initial target of children earmarked for the Integrated Measles Rubella Campaign.

Authorities in Ntcheu attribute the development due to massive mass awareness campaigns conducted across the district before and during the exercise.

The week long campaign that the Ministry of Health conducted in June across the country aimed at eradicating cases of rubella wich are more prevalent when compared to those of measles.

However, apart from the measles and rubella vaccine, the ministry also introduced Vitamin A supplementation and de-worming during the exercise.

Speaking to Capital FM, Ntcheu District Environmental Health Officer disclosed that health authorities targeted 277,801 children between 9 months and 14 years of age.

Bosco Kaluwa stressed that after the campaign conducted in June this year, authorities covered 296, 464 children surpassing the targeted number.

“On Vitamin A supplementation the target was 96, 642 but we managed to reach out to 112, 095 children.

And on De-worming out of 81,367 targeted number, the district reached out to 114, 605 children,” explained Kaluwa.

The measles rubella vaccine targeted 7 million children within the age range of 9 months to 14 years across the country during the campaign.

Over 2 million children from 6 to 59 months were targeted to receive the Vitamin A supplementation while over 1 million children from 12-59 months were targeted for De-worming.

Also known as German measles, Rubella is an infection that causes a red rash on the body, and usually causes fever and swollen lymph nodes.

The disease is often mild with half of people not realising they are sick.

487 comments

  • Comment Link Free auto approve list 7-20-2018 Free auto approve list 7-20-2018 Friday, 20 July 2018 10:24

    I just updated my site with a new list. I hope you all are having a great week.

  • Comment Link Zane Zane Friday, 20 July 2018 02:42

    Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog
    that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.
    I've been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and
    was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this.
    Please let me know if you run into anything.
    I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward
    to your new updates.

  • Comment Link Lara Lara Tuesday, 17 July 2018 13:26

    Why visitors still make use of to read news papers when in this technological globe all is available on net?

  • Comment Link Free Auto Approve List 7-15-2018 Free Auto Approve List 7-15-2018 Tuesday, 17 July 2018 11:10

    I hope you all are having a great weekend. I added a new list. This one is smaller, but still useful. I think the next one will be bigger.

  • Comment Link Fallon Fallon Monday, 16 July 2018 15:59

    Hi there, I enjoy reading all of your post. I wanted to
    write a little comment to support you. Tumblr

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated.Basic HTML code is allowed.

Capital Tweets

CaitlinMacmillan CMacmillan11 CaitlinMacmillan

RT @chigolimw: All 3 Chigoli players with Malawi U17 start in COSAFA vs Zimbabwe this morning. Chigoli CB Francis Mtoto made National Team…

2 minutes ago Reply Retweet Favorite
Chigoli chigolimw Chigoli

All 3 Chigoli players with Malawi U17 start in COSAFA vs Zimbabwe this morning. Chigoli CB Francis Mtoto made Natio… https://t.co/ji8JbdI7kO

3 minutes ago Reply Retweet Favorite
Allidah D. Henson👑 AllidahDHenson Allidah D. Henson👑

We are fully loaded!!! #TMD The Morning Drive on @CapitalFMMw 7am- 10 am CAT. Join @panther_rix & I. bringing you… https://t.co/Ua2YzTf5Sb

19 minutes ago Reply Retweet Favorite
Davie Nkhoma mayamiko85 Davie Nkhoma

@CapitalFMMw They are servicing their boss. Nothing worth for citizenry

43 minutes ago Reply Retweet Favorite
Davite Fresh_DeeMW Davite

RT @Arlene_Grimes: Lion escapes from game park now roaming Chitipa district #CFMNews https://t.co/W61mrpjORp

5 hours, 46 minutes ago Reply Retweet Favorite

Find Us on Facebook