Project Duration: July 2014 to June 2017
Donor: Canadian Food grains Bank through ADRA Canada
Area: Eastern Province, Kayonza District, Ndego Sector
Target Beneficiaries: 2050 households (approx. 12300 individuals)
Project Goal: Improved nutrition for at least 2050 HH members, particularly pregnant and lactating mothers and children under the age of 5, in the Ndego sector of Kayonza district.
Project Objective: Reduce acute malnutrition among targeted: girls and boys under the age of five pregnant women, and lactating women. Decrease prevalence of malnutrition-related diseases among women, men, girls and boys
Project Summary: The project will target households with the highest risk of acute malnutrition, specifically those with children under 5 years of age, and pregnant and lactating women. In total, the project will target at least 2050 households most vulnerable to acute malnutrition (approximately 60% of all households in Ndego sector).
- The final beneficiary household selection will be conducted based on the following priority criteria: Priority 1 HHs with at lease one childe < 5 with current acute malnutrition
- Priority 2 HHS with at least one child <5 with stunted growth
- Priority 3 HHs with pregnant women or lactating mothers who are acutely malnourished
- Priority 4 HHs with a child or pregnant/lactating woman acutely malnourished during past 24 months
- Priority 5 HHs with a child or pregnant/lactating woman with other vulnerabilities that put them at high risk for acute malnutrition (HHs from poorest category; HHs with limited access to land etc.)
- All above listed categories will be considered for households selected in the Ndego sector, and will be assessed based on the existing screening methods for acute malnutrition. The selection process will also include HHs with children and women with untreated acute malnutrition (since the existing system includes only children and women treated for malnutrition.)
- 86 community health workers (CHWs) will also directly benefit from the proposed project through training and equipment for conducting the Growth monitoring and Promotion sessions (GMPs)