Health and Nutrition

Our work: 

Communicate health messages and improve child care practices

  • Infant and young child feeding, IYCF (exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months, appropriate complementary feeding)
  • Common childhood diseases prevention and management (especially pneumonia, diarrhea)
  • Child injury prevention

Integrated water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)

  • Ensure families have clean water supply systems and sanitary toilets.
  • Additionally, integrate with education and communications methods to change behaviors on handwashing and caring practices during child’s diarrhea and pneumonia. 

Timed and targeted counselling (TTC) for breastfeeding

  • Empower community women health volunteers to support mothers to breastfeed exclusively for the first 6 months, using timed and targeted counselling method. 

Partnership and advocacy to support breastfeeding and child nutrition

  • Multi-level partnership to strengthen Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in maternity facilities (ten steps to successful breastfeeding). 
  • Support women empowerment and participation in child nutrition policy implementation at community level. 

As a result: 

  • About 500 pregnant women and mothers of newborn learned about appropriate time for exclusive breastfeeding and complementary feeding. 
  • Over 160 mothers of children under five years of age learned about effective treatment for child’s diarrhea and pneumonia. 
  • About 28,000 school students and over 20,000 community members learned about prevention of road traffic injuries, falls and drowning among children.
  • About 200 project communities and their members had improved their environment in order to protect their children from having these three types of injuries.  

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