Life-saving malnutrition treatment program for children

Long-term Response
Haiti
2021
Implementing Partner: Partners in Health Canada
Lead Member: Presbyterian World Service and Development
People Served: 15,000
Budget: $75,000
Timeline: April 2021 – March 2023

Presbyterian World Service and Development is supporting Partners in Health Canada with a two-year humanitarian nutrition response in Hinche, Haiti.

Food insecurity and malnutrition in Haiti is driven by many factors, including poor infant and young child feeding practices, lack of access to clean water and sanitation, high unemployment, and poverty. The pandemic has also resulted in fewer sources of income for households.

This project seeks to deliver a package of evidence-based services for the treatment of acute malnutrition in the commune of Hinche. It focuses on strengthening nutrition treatments through active case-finding of acutely malnourished children, community-based management (including provision of ready-to-use therapeutic food), and inpatient treatment of children with severe acute malnutrition with medical complications.

The project aims to reach 15,000 individuals.

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