The have nots are coping during the new normal

Recently, the Botswana Red Cross Society (BRCS) traversed the sandy terrain of Kgalagadi where the poverty datum line still lies way below the area’s great sand dunes which usually stand, together with hunger, unperturbed against the winter chilly wind, in response to child welfare during the epidemic and COVID-19 vaccine acceptance.

Mmegi also kicked the Kalahari heavy soils  walking in motion of a survey which was looking at: “Knowledge, attitudes and practices related to child welfare (Under 5 Immunization, Child Growth monitoring and Child Abuse).” In this endeavour, Botswana Red Cross was working in collaboration with child welfare centre, UNICEF Botswana.

Red Cross’s house to house survey which was also grasped by this publication, came with mixed results. Heath education remains a challenge in the Kgalagadi area as some care givers would not know the real importance to take a child to a clinic montlhy for growth monitoring and immunisation. Some struggled in literacy maybe that is why Red Cross volunteers kept on reminding them about the importance of giving an Infant Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) in terms of diarrhea.

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