HEALTH AND NUTRITION PROGRAM
Prevent malnutrition among the most vulnerable groups by treating severe and moderate acute malnutrition
Proper nutrition is a powerful good; people who are well nourished are more likely to be healthy, productive, and able to learn. Good nutrition benefits families, their communities and the world as a whole. Malnutrition is, by the same logic, devastating. Good nutrition is the bedrock of child survival, health and development. Well-nourished children are better able to grow and learn, to participate in and contribute to their communities, and to be resilient in the face of disease, disasters, and other global crises.
For rural communities, health and nutrition are intricately linked with farming, food production, income generation, and culture and community life. Through our program, we support local capacities for drawing up policies and plans for fighting malnutrition; basic maternal, newborn and child healthcare; communicable disease prevention and control; adolescent sexual and reproductive health; family planning; detection and treatment of acute malnutrition; and breastfeeding promotion.