We care for mothers and babies
We support families with young children to access quality nutrition services delivered through our community health programmes by health workers and volunteers in the community.
We train community health workers
to diagnose and treat common childhood illnesses such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria. Mobile health teams travel to hard to reach and remote places so that there are no long journeys to hospitals to receive treatment, which is often already too late. Problems are detected earlier, and children can be treated immediately.
We treat malnourished children
Children with acute malnutrition and medical complications are admitted to our inpatient care at a stabilisation centre. Here they are given therapeutic milk and medication to treat their illnesses. Children who are less severe malnourished are given ready-to-use therapeutic foods or other nutrient-dense foods.
We improve mothers and babies’ diets
We work with mothers to improve their nutrient intake by giving iron and folic acid supplements during pregnancy and making sure they are well-fed and healthy so that they have a healthy pregnancy and are able to produce breastmilk to feed their babies
We improve water and sanitation facilities
Malnourished children are particularly at risk of contracting waterborne diseases and dying from acute watery diarrhoea, and these diseases can lead to children becoming malnourished, so we work to improve the facilities within communities so that people can drink clean water, use safe toilets and are able to wash their hands to prevent disease.