Nutritional screening of 13500 children in Manzini

by Siphilile Maternal & Child Health
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Nutritional screening of 13500 children in Manzini
Nutritional screening of 13500 children in Manzini
Nutritional screening of 13500 children in Manzini
Nutritional screening of 13500 children in Manzini
Nutritional screening of 13500 children in Manzini
Nutritional screening of 13500 children in Manzini
Nutritional screening of 13500 children in Manzini
Nutritional screening of 13500 children in Manzini
Nutritional screening of 13500 children in Manzini
Nutritional screening of 13500 children in Manzini
Nutritional screening of 13500 children in Manzini
Nutritional screening of 13500 children in Manzini
Nutritional screening of 13500 children in Manzini

Summary

This project conducts door to door visits in five peri-urban areas in Manzini, weighing all under five year old children subjected to abject poverty; whose mothers are low income earners in Eswatini.

$5,950
total raised
47
donors
1
monthly donor
2
years

Challenge

The promising employment of the industrial hub of Eswatini in Matsapha, attracts men and women within the reproductive age bracket (15 to 49 years). This has resulted in many children born from mothers of low income earners. Most of these women are single. As such, they cannot afford to take care of all the nutritional needs of their children because of their low income status. The children are left with inadequate nutrition in the hands of caregivers in the informal settlements where they live.

Solution

Through the Mentor Mothers' home visits, Siphilile will measure weight, height and mid upper arm circumference of each child and train caregivers and parents on the importance of adequate nutrition. Malnourished children will be referred for therapeutic feeding. Nutritious meals will be provided to rehabilitated children upon discharge. By learning on the importance of child nutrition, caregivers and parents will educate others and improve child care in subsequent children.

Long-Term Impact

This project will train 158 caregivers and parents, helping to build a positive impact on the child's ability to grow, learn and rise out of poverty.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Siphilile Maternal & Child Health

Location: Manzini - Eswatini
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Siphilile Maternal & Child Health
Nokuthula Maseko
Project Leader:
Nokuthula Maseko
Manzini, Eswatini

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