Nutrition Project Updates:
The second phase of home based nutritional rehabilitation project has been launched. We have enrolled 37 children with severe malnutrition and 42 children with moderate malnutrition in our innovative project. Before launching the project our local health team completed screening health camps in all the 19 wards of project communities and screened all the children under the age of 5 and also the pregnant mothers. Details to be updated soon.
The first phase of the home based nutritional rehabilitation project was concluded in January 2016, and we are in the stage of implementing second phase of the project. 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.
The first phase of home based nutritional rehabilitation project: 30 children in Laxmipur VDC and 26 children in Saudiyar VDC with severe malnutrition were enrolled in home based nutritional rehab program. All of them got nutritional supplementation and close monitoring and supervision by trained community health workers.
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.
Objective: 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: