Identifying and treating malnourished children in St. Marc

Long-term Response
Haiti
Implementing Partner: Partners in Health Haiti
Lead Member: Presbyterian World Service & Development
Supporting Member: United Church of Canada, Primate's World Relief and Development Fund
People Served: 4,200 children
Budget: $1.3 million
Timeline: 2017 - 2021

Presbyterian World Service and Development is supporting Partners in Health Haiti with a three-year nutrition project in St. Marc totaling $1.3 million.

Hunger and malnutrition levels in Haiti are high. They are exacerbated by the effects of various natural disasters.

Young children are particularly affected. Many are underweight or suffer from stunting because they do not receive proper food at critical development stages.

In the St. Marc community, this project is establishing a mobile clinic with community health workers responsible for identifying and treating children under the age of five who are malnourished.

Community health workers are providingĀ children with ready-to-use therapeutic food to treat acute malnutrition and supporting mothers in using good breastfeeding practices.

In total, 4,200 children are benefiting.

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