By Cheki Abuje
The Busia County Division of Well being and Sanitation has unveiled a brand new vitamin portal (https://busiacounty.go.ke/nutritionhealth) that goals at enhancing entry to data and showcasing actions being undertaken to deal with malnutrition within the County.
Talking throughout the official launch of the portal on the Busia County Referral Hospital (BCRH), County Vitamin Coordinator Scholastic Nabade mentioned the portal shall be a centre of knowledge that shall be used to supply knowledge on the standing of vitamin standing within the county in addition to monitoring the progress.
“This can enhance the standing and well being of the inhabitants particularly throughout this Coronavirus pandemic the place vitamin performs a key position within the therapy of not solely the pandemic, however a a number of of different illnesses,” she mentioned.
Ms Nabade famous that the portal will present data on companions and their particular areas of help on vitamin actions, assist in useful resource mobilization and entice traders interested by partnering with the County.
“We may have a platform to show vitamin actions being undertaken utilizing the meager sources,” she added.
She additional pressured that the portal shall be very important by way of capability constructing in addition to present data to learners and researchers contemplating that different related supplies together with journals and case research may also be uploaded.
Her remarks had been echoed by the Deputy County Vitamin Coordinator Vincent Kwena, County Well being Promotion Officer Nelson Andanje and the County Well being Administrator Ali Atemba who mentioned it’s a main milestone for the Division and the County at massive.
He thanked the County Authorities of Busia and Vitamin Worldwide for his or her efforts in direction of the belief of the positioning which he mentioned will play a big position in enhancing vitamin within the County.
In accordance with statistics, stunting prevalence within the county stands at 22 p.c, youngsters underweight (9%) whereas solely 20 % entry minimal dietary necessities.
Current throughout the launch had been Ag Director ICT Catherine Mubweka, Tito Kwena (County Nursing Coordinator), Faiza Barasa (Monitoring and Analysis), and Gilbert Malala (Faculty Heads Actions) amongst others.