WASDA’S near future plan is to implement Nutrition Programmes in areas of operation focusing mainly on Pregnant and Lactating women and Children under the age of 5. WASDA will focus on these groups because of their nutritional needs. Pregnant women are at risk of getting malnourished because the nutrients are shared between the mother and the foetus; therefore they need sufficient nutrition for themselves and the baby. Lactating women are also at risk because the nutrients are shared between the mother and the infant through breast feeding. Lack of Vitamin A which is essential for embryonic growth can lead to severe birth defects. Women who have just given birth need vitamin A to help with postpartum tissue repair. Boys and girls under the age of 5 who are living at poverty level and not getting proper nutrition are also among the higher at risk. Preschool children are at risk of mortality and morbidity from some forms of diarrhoea, measles, water bone diseases, and malaria, hence the emphasis on the children.
WASDA’s Nutrition Programmes will implement activities in the following sectors, OTP (outpatient theurapetic programmes), TSFP(targeted supplementary feeding programme) and SC(stabilization Centres).
Objectives in Nutrition
Objectives in Public Health:
- Establish community health and nutrition awareness and improve public health and nutrition in the project area.
- Increase nutrition statuses of under 5 years and household income by integrating livelihoods and nutrition activities