Healthy & Happy
Healthy & Happy

Infants, children, adolescent girls, pregnant women, lactating mothers and senior citizens are at high risk of health problems relating to nutrition, reproductive health & hygiene, especially in the aftermath of a disaster.

Subiraj Chepang (shown in the picture) is now on a special diet that is going to make him healthier and happier.  He was diagnosed as a Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) case and was admitted in the Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) program. At 20 months he was just 7.5 kilos. Three more children like Subiraj were identified as SAM, and are enrolled in Therapeutic Feeding.  

The Emergency Nutrition Response Program in Dhading has looked at 2574 children between 6 months to 5 years for check up and feeding counseling. Sixty six health workers and 117 Female Community Health Volunteers received training on Community Management of Acute Malnutrition. A few hundred pregnant women and lactating mothers have also received nutrition counseling service from trained health workers. UMN has conducted training and workshop in its regular working areas like Mahadeveasthan, Salyantar and Darkha health posts.  The health post in Darkha was totally damaged by the earthquake so it was done in a tent. 4,500 sachets of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) were distributed at the three health posts. 

Dignity kit, delivery kit and other reproductive health related materials (received from UNFPA) were also distributed to the targeted groups. 

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