The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and UNICEF have today handed over 30 vehicles to the Afar and Somali Regional Health Bureaus for the provision of mobile health and nutrition services to children. The vehicles will be used by Mobile Health and Nutrition Teams in the two regions to reach children in remote and hard-to-reach areas with essential lifesaving services. “Child health and nutrition indicators in these two regions are the lowest in the country,” said Gillian Mellsop, UNICEF Representative in Ethiopia. “The mobile health and nutrition units are a perfect example of leaving no child behind. The UNICEF supported Mobile Health and Nutrition Teams have grown from an initial 16 in 2006 to the current 49, all based in Somali and Afar regions.
Source: Ethiopian News February 12, 2019 13:18 UTC