Health teams will try to reach about 8,250 under-five children and 2,200 pregnant women in the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps during the mother and child week between May 2 and May 8.
Addressing a press conference at the Peshawar Press Club on Monday, non-governmental Centre of Excellence for Rural Development Chief Executive Khan Mohammad and Dr Nosheen Khan said that the aims of the mother and child week were to immunise children up to five years of age and de-worming of children between 2 and 5 years.
All the pregnant women would be vaccinated against tetanus and pregnant ladies in the second and third trimester would also under-go de-worming.
Registered pregnant mothers will be provided with clean delivery kits. Dr Nosheen said that 20,000 women and 432,000 children die annually during delivery in Pakistan.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 1st, 2012.