At the beginning of this year, ChildFund community health volunteers conducted several awareness sessions and talked about polio disease and how it can permanently cause paralysis and death among children who are not immunised. ChildFund volunteers are helping healthcare workers to ensure all children up until the age of 15 receive all four doses of the polio vaccine. I was delighted to hear that the polio medicine would be given at outreach sites in my community because it’s just a short walk from my home.
I’ve taken my children to the outreach sites when they were sick. My baby has received all his polio doses and is also being immunised against measles and rubella.
I’m so grateful to ChildFund for bringing health workers into my isolated village so my baby can be immunised from these diseases. I don’t think I would have made it to the health centre by myself, and my baby’s health would be at risk.
The community health volunteers play an amazing role in my village. Thank you ChildFund for bringing the health workers and medicine into my village, and for training and equipping health volunteers who are doing an amazing work in the village.