Project Summary


Title of Project RACHA in collaboration with World Food Program – Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Project
Project ID in FSNIS Database 34
Project Number project : n
Project Description

The overall goals of this proposed program are

a) to improve nutritional status in children 6-23 months{comma} and in pregnant and lactating women in targeted areas of Sampov Meas and Bakan Operational Districts (ODs) of Pursat province and Siem Reap{comma} Angkor Chum{comma} Kralanh and Soth Nikum ODs of Siem Reap province.

b)reduce the prevalence of undernutrition in children 6-23 months

c) to increase knowledge of good nutrition to promote appropriate good practices

d) to raise awareness and increase utilization of health facility services.

  • Immediate objectives:

During the project{comma} at least 16{comma}967 beneficiaries including children 6-23 months{comma} and pregnant and lactating women will receive supplementary food. Prior to the food distribution{comma} health education messages will be given to mothers and care takers about maternal and child health and nutrition.

Food distribution will be Health Center located and accompanied by health education messages on:-

  • Breastfeeding – correct practices{comma} early initiation{comma} exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months{comma} Complementary feeding at 6 months of age and continued breastfeeding up to 2 years and beyond.
  • Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI)
  • Complementary Feeding Campaign with food cooking demonstrations
  • Vitamin A supplementation + de-worming twice per year (6-59 months old and post partum women within 6 weeks of delivery)
  • Iron supplementation for pregnant and post partum women
  • Iron fortified fish and soy sauce
  • Iodine deficiency reduction – use of iodized salt
  • Diarrhea Treatment Kit (DTK) (ORS and Zinc)
  • C-IMCI including childhood immunization{comma} correct care for sick child with CDD and ARI
  • WASH (Clean and Safe Water and Hygiene)

Health education on Homestead Food Production

Related FSN Categories Not Specified
Main Implementing Agency Not Specified
Collaborating Ministries Health; Interior (Commune Council, District Governor)
Collaborating Organisations and Institutions Reproductive and Child Health Alliance
Project Funding Status Not Specified
Funding Needs Description
Donors Not Specified
Project Start/End Dates 1970-01-01 1970-01-01
Provinces, Districts and Communes worked in
Province Districts Communes
Ministry of Health Provinces, Operational Districts and Health Centre Catchment Areas worked in
Province Districts Communes
Level of Intervention
Type of Support/Inputs Provided
Target Group(s) Children 6-23 m.o Pregnant women 4-9 m.o Post partum women for 6 m.o after delivery
Number of Beneficiaries (approximate) Approximately 15,009
Source Institution for this Project Data Dr.Chan Ketsana
Project Contact Person Dr.Chan Ketsana
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