Combating child malnutrition in Nepal
The consequences of malnutrition are a significant concern for the Government of Nepal, 22% of under 5's are stunted and over 7% are wasted. Nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to undernutrition; (UNICEF 2019) A huge issue is that the caregivers are unaware of how to feed their children a nutritious diet (an example is that we find often babies are being fed tea rather than milk) and do not follow proper hygiene practices so children face bouts of dysentery (e.g. washing hands).
To end child malnutrition in Nepal.
Nutritional Outreach Camps in the most rural locations - screening and treating approximately 500 children for malnutrition. Training caregivers in how to feed their children a well balanced diet and following good hygiene practices. Intensive 3 weeks residential treatment is provided for severely malnourished children. Our programme has a 90% success rate - we see change!