Prime Institute of Public Health


Project Partner(s)
Emergency Response Fund
World Food Programme

April '14 - Oct '14


  • To ensure that GAM (Global Acute Malnutrition) rate in target area is maintained below the 10% by improving nutritional status through provision of effective nutritional services at the community and facility level; that meet national and internationally recommended minimum standard of care for population affected by emergency.
  • To prevent and treat malnutrition of acutely malnourished children (boys and girls) less than five years of age and pregnant and lactating women through provision of life saving nutritional services and multiple micronutrient supplementations through community and facility based nutritional management approach.
  • To prevent malnutrition in early childhood through promotion of improved infant and young child feeding, care giving, and care seeking practices at the facility, community and family level and to prevent and control the donation and distribution of breast milk substitutes in the affected areas.
  • To strengthen local technical capacity and provide appropriate resources to initiate integration of nutrition interventions into Primary Health Care and linking Lady Health Workers to Nutrition Program in close collaboration with district/provincial health/nutrition authorities, health/nutrition working groups and other involved stakeholders.

  • Operation of existing 10 Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (SFP/OTP/IYCF) sites.
  • Training of the 30 Government Health Care providers and 100 Lady Health Workers on Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition/Infant and Young Child Feeding protocols.
  • Screening and registration of Children Under-5 and Pregnant and Lactating Women to CMAM centres.
  • Treatment of micronutrient deficiencies for Under-5 children and Pregnant and Lactating Women through provision of Multiple Micronutrient supplement and de-worming.
  • Education of mothers/caretakers by the trained Infant and Young Child Feeding counsellors on importance of breastfeeding.