Nutrition Project Updates
The third phase of home based nutritional rehabilitation program was started in April 2017. HFN health team in Dang is organizing periodic nutritional and health camps in all the project communities to identify under 5 children with malnutrition. Once we identify children with malnutrition we enroll them in community based rehabilitation program. We provide child and family with Super flour, milk and egg based supplemental nutrition and periodically monitor children's growth.
The second phase of home based nutritional rehabilitation program concluded in April 2017. We treated 37 severely malnourished and 42 moderately malnourished children through our innovative home based nutritional rehabilitation project. Before enrolling the children in our rehabilitation program, our local health team completed screening health camps in all the 19 wards of the project communities and screened all the children under the age of 5 and also the pregnant mothers.
The first phase of the home based nutritional rehabilitation project was concluded in January 2016. We treated 56 children with severe malnutrition in our home based nutritional rehabilitation program. Before launching this program, we conducted comprehensive nutrition camps in all wards of Saudiyar and Laxmipur VDCs, and screened all under-5 children in the communities.
We have 16 Mother Clubs in Saudiyar VDC and 10 Mother Clubs in Laxmipur VDC to support our community based nutritional projects and maternal and child health.
Objective of our Nutrition Project is to improve nutritional status of children less than 5 years of age and women of reproductive age (15-49) in Saudiyar and Laxmipur VDCs of Dang District.
Major activities of this project will be as follows:
Door to door visits to assess nutritional status of children <5, and Women of Reproductive age (15-49)
Analysis of the data collected on the same day
Identification of the problem ( prioritization of the real needs )
Implementation of intervention within a specific timeframe (1 week)
Follow-up the intervention in periodic basis
Recording and Reporting Dissemination