Protecting 1469 Yemeni children from malnutrition
Yemeni people face the risk of malnutrition, especially pregnant and lactating women and girls and children under 5 years old. This project will reduce levels of malnutrition by 2020 through community-oriented strategy .Supporting proper nutrition, health care, teaching women and raising community awareness are vital pillars in the project that will reduce excess morbidity and mortality caused by malnutrition amongst 285 of children under 5 years of age and 639 of pregnant and lactating women.
Malnutrition is a real risk threatening the life of Yemeni people especially pregnant and lactating women, girls and children under 5 years old. Nearly four years of conflict and severe economic decline are driving the country to the brink of famine and exacerbating needs in all sectors. Two-thirds of all districts in the country are already pre-famine, and one-third face a convergence of multiple acute vulnerabilities.
The project will provide treatment to the children suffering from malnutrition in the targeted area through providing them with the proper nutrition, medicine and health care. The clinic , where the beneficiaries are going to be treated, are planned to be equipped , furnished and supplied by necessary medicines. The awareness of the pregnant and lactating women are going to be raised through training and workshops and teaching them how to share their new knowledge with their neighbors
The project will educate 9 workers in the programs of ( immunization, reproductive health, child health and nutrition) which , in turn, will be reflected positively on targeted people’s health and well-being. The project will reduce of excess morbidity and mortality caused by malnutrition among 1,469 children U5 years of age and 639 pregnant and lactating women (plw).
Sana’a, Sana’a Yemen