Govt. on course with MGD on health-Luanshya DC.

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Luanshya District Commissioner Harold Mbaulu says government is on course in the realization Millennium Development Goals (MDG s) on health as indicated by various programs aimed at ensuring quality health service delivery.

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Mr. Mbaulu said government was making positive strides in reducing levels of child mortality, improving maternal health and combating HIV, tuberculoses, malaria and other diseases through partnership with well meaning NGOs.

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He was speaking in Luanshya during the Christian Restoration Health Program (CHREP) graduation ceremony of 90 community members, trained as Safe Motherhood Action Groups (SMAGS).

He said government was committed to ensuring sustainability of such meaningful programs aimed at improving health service delivery while bridging the communication gap between the community and health providers.

And Luanshya District Medical Officer Peter Mulenga said the gradation makes an important milestone which will assist in home based life saving skills in maternal and neonatal health.

Dr. Mulenga said government alone cannot accomplish quality healthy service deliver without the community participation.

He said the SMAGS would help address numerous health problems at community level and help build a partnership between the health personnel and the community.

And CHREP Managing Director Edwin Chiyaba said his organization was involved in community training of peer educators, Mobile Counselling and testing of HIV/ AIDS, SMAGS and other community health programs which were done in partnership with the district health office.

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