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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Saamasang takes nutrition education to homes

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The two-day event, organised by the Child Fund-affiliated charity, Saamasang, was held at Kabifita Upper Basic School, and thirty four of the participating households are under the sponsorship of Saamasang. 

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Speaking at the training, Alieu Sillah, programme development officer, Child Fund, said the training would expose the participants to the importance of breastfeeding and other child welfare issues. 

He said: “Discussions will be centered on the National Nutrition Strategy, good food handling practices, the preparation of complementary food for children and pregnant women by using local food stuffs, including rice, coos, groundnut and beans.

“Children whose Vitamin A supplementations are due will be given Vitamin A while those whose Mebendazole prophylaxis are due will also be given Mebendazole for deworming. You will also be sensitised on education sponsorship matters. Saamasang Federation will continue to engage communities on the importance of child welfare as our main focus is to protect and promote their welfare.”

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