Shebeen Queen helps mothers with child welfare

Moleti Obakeng PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Moleti Obakeng PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

MOTOKWE: The Ministry of Health (MoH) indicated that there had been a decline in routine immunisation coverage since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a bid to accelerate routine immunisation, UNICEF, MoH, Red Cross Botswana and USAID have ensured that they engage different stakeholders such as community volunteers and shebeen ladies to encourage mothers to take their children for child welfare care (CWC) including immunisation.

Moleti Obakeng, who hails from Letlhakeng but resides in Motokwe and has a shebeen in Itlhabanele ward in Motokwe, is one of those engaged. She said in November 2023, she was told by Red Cross volunteers that they were looking for mothers and guardians who did not take their children for CWC and immunisation.

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