Women invited to health talks

2015-08-05 06:00

THE Department of Health in the Lejweleputswa district will run an awareness campaign focusing on the health of women and children in August.

The campaign coincides with Women’s Month events aimed at celebrating women’s role in the broad spectrum.

All women are invited to become part of the health-awareness campaign.

A talk show will be presented every Monday at a local community radio station in the Goldfields region, starting at 08:00.

The District Health Services in the Lejweleputswa region will also offer talks to groups of women at workplaces, social groups, breastfeeding groups, and so on.

Important topics women should take note of, include the following:

) The prevention of unplanned pregnancies through the use of contraceptive methods.

) The absolute importance of early bookings for ante-natal care after missing the first period.

) The benefits of exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months, continuing for up to two years and beyond.

) The informed use of complementary feeding to prevent malnutrition and promote better growth and development of the child.

) Improved knowledge of the Road-to-Health booklet, especially among pregnant women and mothers or carers.

) The importance of hand washing, personal hygiene and food hygiene.

For more information, call Dorah Moletsane, maternal health coordinator, Lorraine Sauer, child-health coordinator, and Jenny de Wet, dietician, on 057-910-3269

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