Take interest in health matters, Mwense stakeholders urged

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THE Zambia Red Cross Society in Mwense District has called on all stakeholders in the district to take keen interest in issues of health as it was an important assignment that they should always  embrace at every level of the community.

Mwense District Red Cross Society Patron Victor Kasuba said the district needed all organisations and individuals to be proactive in disseminating information that could help in promoting good health among the people of the district.
Mr Kasuba said the role of taking awareness messages on health matters to the pople was not only the responsibility of  Government but other organisations and individuals as well so that everyone in the district could be reached.
In an interview in Mwense Mr Kasuba who is also the District Commissioner (DC) said while Government had committed itself in insuring that all citizens had been provided with quality health services organisations and individuals in districts and communities also had the task of supporting such noble projects of the Government through rolling out similar messages.
He was speaking in reference to the issue of Male of Circumcision (MC) and the move of taking an interest of going for Volunteering Counseling and Testing( vct) as some of the areas that organisations and individuals should help the Government in sensitising the other people who still seem not to appreciate the role of those aspects in the quest of reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS.
‘‘As  the Zambia Red Cross Society in Mwense District we are calling on all our colleagues in various organisations as well as individuals to take interest in going round all communities to sensitise people on  issues of health matters.
“We know that the Government is doing so much to ensure that everyone in the country is reached with such kind of information but it is our responsibility to supplement such efforts. For instance the issue of male circumcision and (VCT) some of our people here do not know that such efforts to an extent can reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS ,” Mr Kasuba said.
Meanwhile Mr Kasuba has re-affirmed his commitment to see to it that Zambia Red Cross Societies were revamped in all basic and secondary schools in the district.
He said during his school days Red Cross Clubs were very active in all secondary schools, adding that it was making some people to go for and train as clinical officers or take up nursing courses as they used to derive interest from what they were learning from those clubs at their schools.
He pointed out that now was the time that Red cross was needed because the country had been experiencing numerous cases of road accidents.
‘’I want to say here that as a chairperson of the Zambia Red Cross Society in this district and as the District Commissioner  in collaboration with my team we are working very hard to ensure that all secondary schools  revamp Red Cross clubs.
“You know Red Cross borders on health and if we have young boys and girls with the passion of saving life they would become medical personnel in future then as a country we can move forward,” he said.

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