In South Sudan, International Medical Corps continues to provide life-saving interventions throughout the country. In Akobo County, Jonglei State, one of International Medical Corps’ pillar programs focuses on childhood nutrition.
By utilizing mother support groups, International Medical Corps is implementing social and behavioral change communication to prevent of acute and chronic malnutrition. These mother support groups, led by International Medical Corps-trained mothers, provide information on improving infant and young child feeding and care skills.
Mother support groups, which are based on the care group model and have been adapted to fit local context, focus on the promotion of breast-feeding and complementary feeding, good nutrition and health practices, hygiene, and other key themes for mothers of young children.
By addressing nutrition through mothers and caregivers, International Medical Corps is able to attack malnutrition before it begins, saving hundreds of children from suffering. This is your chance to help. Donate today, and help save a child’s life in South Sudan.
This is only one example of our programming in South Sudan. International Medical Corps continues to provide relief in refugee camps, as well as emergency medicine training and primary health care throughout the country. Your generosity can be a part of the change in South Sudan. Donate today.
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