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Child clinics attendance

Child welfare clinics attendance enhanced

Child welfare clinics play an important role of the health care system in Tanzania. It renders invaluable health care services to under five children. Despite the numerous advantages associated with child welfare clinic attendance, there are reported cases of low attendance among children 24-59 months. On august 13-14/2019, CEDC staffs paid visit to health units within the Nzuguni and Ipala wards and notified adolescent mothers are very low in attending clinics as conveyed by the Nzuguni health personnel staffs.

Declining Facts

As the child grows after births, the attendances to clinics tend to decline as statistics indicate. Attendance declines by age of the child due to schooling, completion of immunization schedule and distance to the clinic centres. Indeed the levels of education of caregivers and distance travel to the child welfare clinic have influence on child welfare clinic attendance.

Strategy to save the lives

CEDC staff and health centre personnel agreed to collaboratively work together in raising special outreach programs in the rural areas. Dr Brenda Mule of Nzuguni health unit centre had this to say 'Partnership to assist the health of the child and mother is absolutely important. We can move around health units in the communities and pick findings after a simple survey, but we have cases here of malnourished children here in the ward. Parents are very busy and forget even to breast feed well the children. But we appreciate you CEDC for your work and please continue with that spirit'.

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