PUBLIC HEALTH & Nutrition
Good health empowers people to live a better life. We serve vulnerable children, families, and communities by teaching proper hygiene and nutrition and enhancing their health systems.
Gather, Analyze, and Share Data on Under nutrition
To determine prevalence and the root causes of undernutrition in each local context, we analyze both indirect and direct factors and conduct rigorous assessments. Gathering, analyzing, and sharing this data is essential to guiding an effective, relevant response.
Treat Acute Under nutrition
We refer acutely undernourished children who show signs of complications for inpatient care. We provide local, accessible, easy-to-reach outpatient treatment for acutely undernourished children without medical complications through a highly effective approach known as “community management of acute malnutrition,” (also called CMAM).
Prevent Under nutrition
We also work to educate and support mothers about the importance of breastfeeding for the first six months, and work to improve care and feeding practices to ensure children from six months of age to five years receive adequate micronutrients and protein for healthy development. Our programs also provide pregnant women and new mothers with peer support groups, facilitated by heath workers, to encourage and promote good nutrition, hygiene, sanitation, and care practices for mothers, infants, and young children.
Strengthen Local Capacity and Build Resilience