Rwandan Health Drive Aims To Address Childhood Malnutrition
The New Times Rwanda: Two Million Children to Be Screened for Malnutrition
“The ongoing screening for malnutrition targets over 1.9 million children under the age of five. The drive, that started last Tuesday and is expected to end on April 4, is part of efforts to eliminate malnutrition-related ailments. It is being conducted at about 450 health centers countrywide. … ‘The screening will not only help us identify people who need treatment, but will also help look out for the most affected regions so that necessary intervention can be made,’” said Leopold Kazungu, the head of community-based nutrition programs at the Ministry of Health (Ngoboka, 3/19).