The UNICEF funded programme will provide corn-soya-blend (CSB) supplement to 30,452 people, of which 19, 489 are children under five and 10,963 are pregnant or lactating women.
The programme began on January 27 and the first phase involves the selection and training of 300 community activists who will work with WVM Commodity staff on the distribution of CSB as well as the education of communities.
The project, which is due to run until June 2003, aims to implement:
- Supervised distribution of Corn Soya
Blend to pregnant and lactating women and children to provide an additional
400kcal/day on top of the basic ration and to provide additional vitamins
- Systematic de-worming and vitamin A
supplementation for all children 6-59 months;
- Community capacity development for improved
- Active detection and referral of children with severe malnutrition to the closest health facility.