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Pakistan Flood Response  
 
 
save lives of malnourished children (6-59 months) and to ensure that GAM (Global Acute Malnutrition) rate in
the affected area is maintained below the 10% emergency threshold by improving nutritional status through provision of effective nutritional services at the community and facility level.....
 
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  Successful Stories
 
When my son was admitted to SC, I and my Husband were very worried. We didn’t know what is wrong with our child, he always remains ill,” says her mother. We have consulted every doctor but after sometime he became again ill. Then there i was told about malnutrition and that a malnourished child is more prone to disease. We need food to stay alive, but also to stay strong. Without proper nutrition, our immune system is not efficient, so disease enters through germs like bacteria and can attack easily. Then a cycle begins, when we have a disease, we become malnourished more easily. But now I am confident because now my baby is healthy and I know how to save my children from malnutrition within my economic limits. Thanks to the programme like this.
She said that when i came SC i was so worried and hopeless that now my child will not survive. But there she recovered very soon. and she was also counseled about how she can manage her child health living within her economic limits at SC. She said I used to think that as I am not giving powder milk to my child so she is week. But she was discharged from Sc and referred to SFP with the impression that natural vegetables, fruit, food are best for child health and growth. And diseases can be avoid through cleanliness In SFP center extensive counseling made her concepts more clear and gave them strength. Following the instructions of Nutrition Assistant she fed her child with the Supplementary Plumpy and Multi-Micro Nutrient sachets and her health improved quickly.
 
 
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The Implementation of the Community - Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Initiative in the Flood Affected Areas of Pakistan

 

The overall objective of the proposed project is to save lives of malnourished children (6-59 months) and to ensure that GAM (Global Acute Malnutrition) rate in the affected area is maintained below the 10% emergency threshold 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.

 
     

Main Activities of the Project:

 
 
  • Provision of integrated health and nutrition services in the targeted communities in strong partnership with WFP as a joint and coordinated response to avoid the escalation of malnutrition and to prevent resulting mortality and morbidity.
  • Provision of nutritional support and treatment for moderately acute malnourished (MAM) children (6-59 months of age, which forms 15% of the targeted population) through community- and facility-based nutrition programmes (screening/assessment at community level and SFP, and inpatient
 
     

Capacity Built:  
 
 
 
  • Community awareness session to promote breast feeding and other preventive measures to decrease incident rate and prevalence of severe Acute Malnutrition in children(6-59 months, Pregnant women and lactating mothers
  • 109 community based health and hygiene promotion sessions were conducted for female members 1719 female participated
  • Community awareness sessions on exclusive breast feeding , complementary feeding for mothers at each health facility
  • 1791 female through community sessions
 
     

Goods & Services Delivered:  
 
 
 
  • 3245 children with acute moderate malnutrition based on Mid upper Arm circumference( MUAC) criteria were registered in the SFP Program and got cured
  • 724 both pregnant women and lactating mothers cured of moderate malnourishment

    Commodity Distributed(MT)
    Fortified Blended Food 24.29025
    Supplementary Plumpy 10.73197
    Vegetable Oil 13.952
    High Energy Biscuit (HEB) 11.3913
    Total 60.36552
 
     

Sustainability Investments:  
 
 
 
  • The supplementary feeding program project was implemented in collaboration with Ministry of Health and the focal point for project activities were the Government health facilities
  • The sustainability component in the project is the community awareness about the child, pregnant women and lactating mothers.
  • The breast feeding promotion and the proper use of complementary feeds for the growing child will disseminate to other families
  • The project staff comprising mostly local female are a continuous source of their motivation and guidance
  • Community mobilization realized the communities that malnutrition is a condition that exist in their communities and is curable and preventable
  • Overwhelming female participation both as service provider and beneficiaries paved the way to rely on the services of NGO’s and a breakthrough to get out of homes the educated female from house and serve for their own communities
  • 10 health facilities of Dir upper district of Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa were involved in the project and community sessions were conducted at the health facilities
 
     
   
 
 
   
   
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