Health & Nutrition Program [HNP]
 
 
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Majority of population has not access to basic health facilities especially safe drinking water. Lack of knowledge and information about health and
sanitation issues, majority of people are unable to understand importance of immunization, family planning, reproductive health, mother and
child health care and sanitation. Therefore this district has been declared high risk-regions of hepatitis, male nutrition and HIV/AIDS. In this
situation especially issue of reproductive health is also the key health and development issue of the area.
Program Goal
To ensure provision and protection of right to health and nutrition for all especially marginalized social groups and remote areas by undertaking
integrated health awareness raising, advocacy and health care initiatives with the active partnership of communities and other stake holders.
Program Objectives
a) To create awareness about health issues among people.
b) To improve health of mother and child through health care services.
c) To improve health and sanitation conditions of the rural communities.
d) To build capacity of health professionals and stakeholders regarding improving their role.
e) To create awareness about HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and reproductive rights among masses.
f) To take steps for filling nutrition needs of the women and children.
g) To initiative and support campaigns and polices protecting of right to health for all.

Program Initiatives
NDS is implementing following two major projects under this thematic area with the support of Action Aid-Pakistan & UNICEF.
1. Health & HIV/AIDS Program since 2006
2. Community Nutrition Project with ActionAid and UNICEF during 2007-09
3. Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) with UNICEF 2010-11
4. Nutrition Project with Concern World Wide in District Larkana. During 2011
Summary of Project Interventions/ Achievements
S.#
Project Title
Year
Location
Partner/
Donor
Main Interventions/Achievements
01
Health &
HIV/AIDS
Program
2006 to
date
32 villages of 2 Taluka
Shahdadkot & Qubo
Saeed Khan
Action aid-
Pakistan
75 Medial camps have been organized and 2488 are
beneficiaries.
60 awareness sessions on health and hygiene care.
4 TBAs and 4 LHWs trainings workshops.
Advocacy campaign skin diseases and hepatitis.
3 pamphlets and one wall poster on health and hygiene.
Renovation and reopening of closed BHUs of the area.
Annual health conference and forums with stakeholders.
Research on situation of right to health in rural areas.
 
Community
Nutrition
Support
Program
2007  to
2009
Taluka Warrah and
Qubo Saeed Khan
District Kamber-
Shahdadkot
UNICEF-ActionAid-
Pakistan
Supplementary feeding activities at community level.
Out patients therapeutic activities at community level.
Stabilization centre at Shahdadkot
Health and nutrition counseling.
 
Community
Management
of Acute
Malnutrition
(CMAM) 1st
Phase
October
2010 to June
2011
Taluka Qubo,
Shahdadkot and Miro
Khan District Kamber-
Shahdadkot
UNICEF
Rapid Nutrition Assessment is conducted and report available
6 SFP centers, 6 OTP centers and 1 stabilization centers
established and functional for the provision of CMAM
interventions in the target health facilities.
Around 5 health care providers (HCPs) from each health
facility) of the DoH and approx. same number from NDS are
trained on CMAM protocols for the management of acute
malnutrition.
Trained and equipped community resource persons (CRPs)
conduct community mobilization, screening and
identification of acute malnourished children, pregnant
women and lactating mothers, and follow-up to ensure
enrollment.
Around 24,000 children and 12,000 PLW are screened in the
community using MUAC tape.
HCPs of the DoH and NGO in their respective centres register
around 2,407 MAM children and 1,669 PLW in SFP and 772 SAM
children in OTP and ensure treatment of around 72 children in
SC as per CMAM protocols in coordination with the
community outreach and concerned centres.
Around 2,407 children and 7,702 mothers are provided with
multi-micronutrient supplements.
Around 7,702 mothers/ caretakers are educated on
importance of early initiation of breastfeeding, exclusive
breastfeeding up to six months age, appropriate
complementary feeding, and continued breastfeeding up to
two years and beyond, good nutrition during pregnancy and
lactation and improved hygiene practices.
Establishment of Stabilization center at taluka Hospital SDKT.
Provision nutrition to lactating & pregnant women and
malnutrition children in 20 IDPS camps Shahdadkot.
Distribution of mosquito nets in IDPs camps
 
Community
Management
of Acute
Malnutrition
(CMAM) 2nd
Phase
July- 2011
to April 2012
Taluka Qubo,
Shahdadkot and Miro
Khan District Kamber-
Shahdadkot
UNICEF
Rapid Nutrition Assessment is conducted and report available
7 SFP centers, 5 OTP centers and 1 stabilization centers
established and functional for the provision of CMAM
interventions in the target health facilities.
Around 6 health care providers (HCPs) from each health
facility) of the DoH and approx. same number from NDS are
trained on CMAM protocols for the management of acute
malnutrition.
Around 3,407 children and 8,702 mothers are provided with multi-
micronutrient supplements
 
Nutrition
July 2011-
todate
District Larkana
Concern World
Wide
Rapid Nutrition Assessment is conducted and report available
Around 4024 children and 500 PLW are screened in the
community using MUAC tape.
Around 42247 children and 7,502 mothers are provided with
multi-micronutrient supplements
Health and nutrition counseling
5 SFP centers, 7 OTP centers and 1 stabilization centers established
and functional for the provision of CMAM interventions in the target
health facilities.