| Jan 7, 2015
Reaching out to children in need
Women and children at an outreach camp
The staff at the Nutritional Rehabilitation Home (NRH) in Kathmandu screened 2,952 children last year for malnutrition during 10 outreach camps in rural communities throughout Nepal.
NYF staff referred the most severely malnourished children to the nearest NRH for treatment and educated the mothers of 1,420 others who were found to be mildly or moderately malnourished.
NYF staff conducts “Nutritional Outreach Camps” throughout the country every year to identify children who need treatment. Last year, we organized 10 such camps. NYF also conducted nutrition awareness programs in two schools from May 15-21, 2014 as part of the government’s School Health and Nutrition Week program.
In addition to treating malnourished children and teaching their mothers the basics of good nutrition, we offer Dietitian Training workshops for health professionals, focusing on diet counseling, menu preparation, nutritional awareness and improvement in kitchen management and cooking in hospitals. The 1,235 healthcare professionals and volunteers who went through the training sessions last year multiplied the effect by sharing their knowledge with other professionals in their teams.
NYF operates 16 NRH's throughout the country where severely malnourished children are nursed back to health and their mothers are taught the basics of good nutrition using affordable, locally available food.
Thank you for helping us to nourish these children.
Medical students attend a NRH training session
Nutritional and health education for mothers