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Civil society organisations urged to have integrated plans

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MAJIYA— Support the government in managing health emergencies

The Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) has asked civil society organisations (CSOs) working at the district level to integrate their plans as one way of speeding up socio-economic development in rural areas.

MRCS President Innocent Majiya said this in Dowa District on Friday, when the society engaged non-State actors.

“Our plea to CSOs is that you should support the government in managing health emergencies by mobilising the general public at different levels,” Majiya said

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Deputy Director of Preventive Health Services [responsible for Community Health Services] Doreen Ali said addressing some of the challenges the country faces requires concerted efforts.

The development is coming at a time the Ministry of Health reported, on February 17 this year, that the country had registered Type 1 Wild Poliovirus in Lilongwe.

Since then, the ministry has been running a nationwide polio vaccination campaign targeting children below five years.

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