Nutrition campaign planned for children below 2 in Maungtaw District

Dr. Kyaw Maung Maung Thein delivers the speech at the nutrition campaign in Maungtaw District. Photo: MNA
Dr. Kyaw Maung Maung Thein delivers the speech at the nutrition campaign in Maungtaw District. Photo: MNA

The staff of the government’s health department in Maungtaw District is being trained to provide nutrition and console children below two years of age in the state.
The staff of the health department is participating in a four-day training programme, jointly conducted by the Ministry of Health and Sports and other related departments, with the assistance of the World Health Organisation at the Maungtaw People’s Hospital.
Some 4 per cent of the children aged under five are suffering from malnutrition, and they make up 14 per cent of the country’s total population.
“This training is part of the government’s efforts to fight malnutrition in the country,” said Dr. Kyaw Maung Maung Thein, medical superintendent of the Maungtaw People’s Hospital.
“On completion of this training, the staff will know how to treat children suffering from malnutrition, and they can advise mothers on how to give nutritious food to children and console them,” said Daw Phyu Phyu Win from the Maungtaw District Public Health Department.
Mobile medical teams are providing health care services to all communities in Maungtaw District without discrimination.
According to the Myanmar socio-economic life and health report 2015-2016, 7 per cent of the children’s population aged five is suffering from malnutrition.—Myanmar News Agency

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