May 15, 2009, 7:28 AM
The Directorate of Health Promotion has sensitised 70 traditional communicators (TCs) and village support groups in Gunjur village on integrated management of acute malnutrition.
The directorate, under the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, undertook the sensitization on Thursday thanks to the funding by Unicef.
Speaking at the ceremony held at Gunjur health center, Sanjally Trawally, deputy director Health Promotion, said traditional communicators play a very important role in the community that is why the directorate targeted them so that they can in turn sensitize the community on the subject matter.
Buba Jatta, regional health director for West Coast 2, said TCs have an important role to play in disseminating information especially on nutrition and hygiene.
Ousman Dem, programme manager for nutrition at Health Promotion, explained that they targeted 350 TCs and village support groups with the availability of funds.