USAID hails YONECO for smooth implementation of health communication project

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has expressed satisfaction over the progress of Healthy Communication 4 Life (HC4L) project which is being implemented by Youth Net and Counselling Organization (YONECO) in Traditional Authority Chapananga in Chikwawa.

USAID coordinator for the project, Dr. Edson Dembo, made the remarks when the organization together with its prime-contractor for the project, FHI 360, visited the area to appreciate YONECO’s efforts in implementing the project.

Dr. Dembo said: “I am very impressed with the work on the ground in sensitizing the communities on health information more especially on the dangers of malaria.”

He further commended the work being done by the community theater group and radio listening clubs saying both groups are giving out useful information about the prevention of malaria and cholera.

In his remarks, Chikwawa District Hospital Public Relations Officer, Seti Priminta, acknowledged a good relationship which exist between the District Health Office and YONECO through the HC4L project, saying the district has benefited much in promoting peoples’ lives.

“YONECO is doing a tremendous job in the district through the HC4L project by promoting and disseminating health information. Let me also ask YONECO to extend its muscle by tackling cholera too which is terrorizing the area,” Priminta said.

Steven Robert Nakhoko, who represented Group Village Headman Timbenawo, said the project has helped the traditional leaders to appreciate the importance of encouraging the dissemination of health information among communities.

YONECO is implementing the project under the FHI 360 as a prime contractor of USAID, an organization which is funding the project.

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