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Healthy Learners NGO Partners with Kalulushi to Build School Health Rooms

Healthy Learners NGO, a non-profit organization, is partnering with the Kalulushi District to construct health rooms in 14 schools. 

Healthy Learners Deputy Director of Programs, Musa Mtonga, met with Kalulushi Mayor Daudi Simama to discuss the project. 

Mr. Mtonga explained that the health rooms aim to improve the well-being of students by providing access to healthcare during school hours.

The NGO will provide financial and technical support, while the Ministries of Health and Education will train teachers on common childhood illnesses and referral procedures for complex cases. 

The health rooms will be equipped for screenings, counseling, first aid, and diagnoses using a web-based application called ThinkMD.

Teacher training in Kalulushi will begin on April 29th, 2024, with over 122 teachers expected to participate in Kitwe.

Mayor Simama expressed his support for the program, highlighting its alignment with government initiatives like free education and infrastructure development through the Constituency Development Fund.

“This is a welcome move,” said Mr. Simama. “It complements existing policies by ensuring immediate healthcare for students within the school environment.”

Kalulushi Municipal Council Town Clerk, Betty Liswaniso, echoed the Mayor’s sentiments, emphasizing the importance of prompt responses to student health concerns.

The 14 health rooms will be built in schools across various wards in Kalulushi, including Sitwe, Lubanga, Remmy Chisupa, and Dongwe.

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