Mothers Learn Too
Infantsand children aren’t the only ones benefiting from Self Help International’svitamin program in Ghana, mother’s benefit too!
Mothers of childrenreceiving the protein enriched vitamin supplements are not only learning goodhealth and nutrition practices when they bring their children to the feeding centers.Self Help staff provides valuable training and education about nutrition, sanitationand hygiene - information these motherswould otherwise have no access too.
The women then putthe new information and techniques into practice in their homes and with theirfamilies. “It’s like a ripple effect,” says Merry Fredrick, Self HelpInternational Director. “ Mothers inform their families who then inform their communities.. .the improved practices spread and the entire community benefits.”
Investing in thiseducation further enhances the benefits of Self Help’s QPM porridge feedingprogram to increase protein intake, as well as its distribution of vitamins.Sound family healthcare practices complement the program and reduction inillnesses continues to decline.
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