Isiolo launches 5-year plan to counter high malnutrition rate

Isiolo County Secretary Ahmed Galgalo (3rd right) and other county officials display copies of the Isiolo Nutrition Action Plan for 2019/2023.

Photo credit: Waweru Wairimu | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Malnourishment, especially among children aged five years in the county, remains high.
  • Governor Kuti said his government has introduced community-based feeding programmes for pregnant women.
  • The county has already established and operationalised 50 community units.
  • Mr Alio said the 810 community health volunteers have helped reduce maternal deaths.

The Isiolo County government has launched a five-year nutrition action plan in a bid to scale up efforts towards reduction of malnutrition which still remains a major health concern in the region.

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