Fighting malnutrition in Ayod, South Sudan

In Ayod, a County located in Jonglei State -South Sudan, we support the only Primary Health Center that meets the needs of a population of over 150,000 people.

With this project, we strengthens the program launched to fight malnutrition in order to offer people an efficient service of severe and moderate malnutrition cases diagnosis and treatment, with special attention to children under the age of 5 years, lactating women and the most vulnerable groups.

Attention is also given to patients affected by Kala Azar: women and children are particularly in need of special care, to address malnutrition they often suffer.

Thanks to the project, Health Care Workers will be trained to specifically deal with cases of malnutrition and at community level awareness-raising activities will be organized to promote a greater awareness on the importance of breastfeeding and consumption of nutritious foods for the health of children.