Eenhana launches rural health campaign

EENHANA: The Rural Health Integrated Network (RHIN) officially launched its education campaign at Eenhana in the Ohangwena Region on Wednesday last week.

The campaign was launched during a one-day meeting held at the Eenhana Multi-purpose Youth Centre.

RHIN’s spokesperson, Lauriza Rossouw announced this in a media statement recently, saying the launch follows a successful pilot campaign conducted in the Ohangwena Region last year.

The RHIN is an awareness campaign focusing on improving health for individuals in Namibia.

“The launching event was attended by a number of exhibitors who showcased their products and services, namely the Ministry of Education; Ministry of Health and Social Services; Namibia Planned Parenthood Association (NAPPA) and many more,” Rossouw said.

The Chief Regional Officer of the Ohangwena Region, Daniel Kashikola officiated at the event on behalf of regional governor Usko Nghaamwa.

Kashikola motivated the communities to lead healthier lives by using the easy methods which RHIN has been promoting, said Rossouw.

She added that the RHIN team had embarked upon a region-wide educational campaign, and has engaged directly with community members, specifically in the Okongo, Eenhana and Engela areas, since 2013.

Rossouw charged that the education campaign’s key message “all for health, health for all” ensures that the community and individuals “take to heart” the importance of nutrition, hygiene and sanitation.

The RHIN regional awareness campaign mainly promotes the basic concept that the collective health of the region is the responsibility of individuals, Government and private enterprise.