Motokwe hosts Vaccination Day for routine immunisation

Minister Dikoloti touring stalls in Motokwe during vaccination day PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Minister Dikoloti touring stalls in Motokwe during vaccination day PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

MOTOKWE: UNICEF, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Botswana Red Cross Society (BRCS), and The Ministry of Health, on Tuesday hosted a vaccination day here, shedding light on the impact of programmes aimed at ramping up routine immunisation in Kweneng District.

The event followed data from the Ministry of Health which showed a drop in routine immunisation coverage since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health Minister, Edwin Dikoloti, hailed the event as a significant milestone in advancing Integrated Community Child Health Services in Botswana, with a sharp focus on Kweneng. “In November 2020, my ministry rolled out the Integrated Based Community Health Services (ICHBS) guidelines to push forward the ‘one health approach,’ for coordinated and standardised health provision in our communities,” he revealed.

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