Nutrition is recognized as a key determinant of health and well-being, and a contributor to human capital development. Optimal physical growth and cognitive development are founded on maternal and child nutrition in the first 1000 days, with long-term health and economic implications for individuals and nations.
Goal of Nutrition Unit
To contribute to improvement of the nutritional status of every person in Kwaebibirem
Improve awareness, knowledge in nutritional issues including infant and young child feeding practices.
Improved management of malnourished children / persons.
Prevent /control micronutrient deficiencies due to iodine, iron and vitamin ‘A’.
KEY ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT
Growth monitoring and promotion
Routine and school Vitamin ‘A’ supplementation
On-going CMAM -OPC treatment
On-going IYCF counselling
Child health promotion week celebration
World Breastfeeding Week Celebration
Giving nutritional counselling to pregnant women (Nutrition clinic)
Health education on Diabetes and Hypertension at KGH wards (Male and Female ward)
Monitoring and supervision
Monthly report compilation