Community-Based Nutrition in Kachin
World Concern will implement key interventions that are crucial for child health, growth, and development. As the 1,000-day period from pregnancy to the child’s second birthday is crucial, this intervention will ensure to include all pregnant women and lactating mothers living in the selected internally displaced persons camps. The project will improve nutritional status and ensure equitable access to nutrition services for all boys and girls under the age of five and pregnant and lactating women. While prioritizing vulnerable groups, the project will encourage both male and female caregivers to participate in the various activities, and targeting include women, men, and especially boys and girls, with the inclusion of people with disabilities. The project will promote appropriate Infant and Young Child Feeding practices through a variety of interventions such as awareness sessions to the larger community, behavioral change communications, individual counseling, mother groups, and cooking demonstrations. This multilayered approach is important to ensure mothers are supported by their peers, by their community, and by trained counselors where needed.
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