Nutrition Unit

NUTRITION UNIT

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

  • Conduct quarterly monitoring/supportive supervision on nutrition programs to all the 5 sub districts.
  • To engage stakeholders and the media quarterly on GIFTS/ nutrition programs
  • To organize in-service training on growth measurements.

 

INTERVENTIONS

GROWTH MONITORING AND PROMOTION

Growth monitoring and promotion (GMP) seeks to track the growth of a child by regularly measuring the child and comparing his or her growth (i.e., height or weight) to a standard, assessing growth adequacy, and linking the growth trend with a target action through tailored counseling and referral.

VITAMIN-A SUPLMENTATION

Vitamin A supplementation involves treating all children aged approximately 6-months to 5-years in areas at high-risk for vitamin A deficiency with high-dose vitamin A supplements two or three times per year.

GIFT PROGRAM

The GIFT program seeks to promote the intake of IFA supplementation among menstruating adolescent girls (10-19years) that is in school, out of school and women above 20yars, the GIFT program is design to provide weekly IFA supplementation through schools, health facilities and other channels.

 

KOKO Plus INTERVENTION

The GHS is collaborating with IFPRI and with funding from the Ajinomoto Foundation and the government of Japan to implement a pilot intervention in selected refugee camps and host communities with the aim to improve the nutritional and health status of mothers and children.

The intervention seeks to provide KOKO Plus periodically to children aged between 6 and 48 months for the period of 10 months.

SUPPORTIVE SUPPERVITION

This seeks to help health care provider to deliver quality services through proper monitoring and supervision to identify problems, challenges and how to solve those problems and challenges.

INFANT AND YOUNG CHILD FEEDIND

The IYCF program seeks to address these problems on infant and young child feeding practices, it aimed to improve the nutritional status and health of children especially the under-three and consequently reduce infant and under-five mortality.

IODIZED SALT INITIATIVE

This initiative seeks to reduce iodine deficiency in both children and adults by educating the public on the benefits of consuming iodized salt.