Project About: The main objective of the project is to improve health and nutrition status and reduce morbidity and mortality of all age groups particularly the vulnerable groups like infants, children under the age of five and pregnant and lactating women in drought and conflict-affected target woreda of Somali Region, Ethiopia. Likewise, the project will give particular emphasis on the current COVID-19 pandemic prevention measure to contain the spread of the virus. The project beneficiaries are 61,928 beneficiaries (including 22 IDPs sites with 3,855 H.Hs)
The project will prevent, detect and treat vulnerable communities though MHNT services provision, Facility and community-based surveillance, health worker /health extension workers capacity building, case management, outbreak support, mass vaccination of illegible children and reproductive age group and acute malnutrition through Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) including Therapeutic Feeding Program (TFP) and Targeted Supplementary Feeding (TSFP) for moderately malnourished children of 6 to 59 months old and malnourished PLW.
The project will support the nutrition screening of all children 6-59 months, Provision of CMAM training in a short session using prevention and control measures of COVID19 for service providers for the new guideline, Support the treatment of SAM with/ without medical complications in children between 6-59 months in the OTP and SC sites, Support OTP and SC sites for referral cases, support TSFP and OTP commodities to end-users, provision of food for mothers/caretakers of children in stabilization centers (SCs), provision of TSFP service for children 6-59 and PLW with moderate acute malnutrition, support the optimal Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergency (IYCF-E) practices for infants and young children under 24 months and support the nutritional needs of pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and continuum of care. Mainstreaming of Gender and Protection activities will be also included. In line with the 2020 Ethiopian Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), the proposed project will deliver a full-spectrum of emergency health and nutrition intervention including prevention, treatment, management, community mobilization and case identification to achieve and sustain the project impact. Exceptionally vulnerable women and children in drought-affected and conflict-induced communities.