Chingola, July 18, 2019 ZANIS ----  Copperbelt Provincial Public Health specialist Charles Sakulanda says regular medical checkups helps in managing preventable ailments.

Dr  Sakulanda says many people are scared of going for medical checkups but only visits the health facilities when they become ill, seriously.

He was speaking at the district health promotion coordinating committee (DPCC) meeting on breaking through action in collaboration with Chingola district health office.

Speaking earlier, district health director Davis Mwewa said DPCC program was to effectively review and plan on how to apply strategic behaviour change in community engagement and mobilization approaches.

And Breakthrough Action Provincial community Health officer Stanley Mulofwa said his organisation has embarked on Social Behavior Change approach.

Mr Mulofya said the mind set change approach for the people on family planning, HIV Testing and condom use are optimal complimentary feeding for children under 2 years.

He said his organisation will support district health office in implementing, monitoring and evaluating of local designed approaches and interventions.

Chingola district health promotion officer Anthony Chikwanda was among the Heealth administrators who attend the meeting.

The promotion is targeting men and adolescents who mostly do not frequent health centers compared to women through information sharing and encouraging regular medical checkups

The DHPCC is targeting Chawama and Muchinshi clinics which have large catchment areas due to high density population.

Government has put in place a number of programmes aimed at ensuring that citizens are aware of keeping healthy to ensure that they are productive.

In this vain, President Lungu has led the momentum with his now routine morning runs where a number of ordinary Zambians from cross sections of society participate.

In addition, Minister of Local government Vincent Mwale recently re-launched and rebranded Keep Zambia Clean, Green and Healthy Campaign held every first weekend of the month.