Prime Institute of Public Health

 

Project Partner(s)
International Development and Relief Foundation, Canada
UNICEF
WFP

Duration
Apr '12 - Feb '13

Purpose
Provision of Emergency Nutrition Services for IDP's and host communities in Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

Services

  • Continue screening/re-screening in the targeted UC’s using MUAC tape to establish baseline information and assess the impact on ongoing CMAM intervention
  • Training/Refresher training of PRIME FOUNDATION project & Health Facility Staff on CMAM/IYCF
  • Community outreach activities for mobilization, sensitization, absentee and default tracing and home visits.(Educate mothers/caretakers on proper use of the provided food and medication)
  • Identification, registration & treatment of SAM, MAM & PLW’s cases in the respective programs
  • Identification & referral of SAM cases with medical complications to SC
  • Active follow-up and retrieval of defaulters in SAM and MAM programs
  • Health education sessions on nutrition awareness and hygiene promotion in health facility and community & distribution of IEC material
  • Educating mothers/ caretakers on the proper use of MM supplements
  • Deworming of all children 24-59m of age as per protocols

Results

  • The nutritional status of girls, boys and women is protected from the effects of humanitarian crisis
  • Children, mothers and pregnant women benefit from high impact maternal. Newborn and child survival and development interventions
  • Health nutrition behavior promoted at the facility and community level for prevention of malnutrition in early child hood
  • Micronutrient deficiencies disorders in children and women prevented/treated in the target populations