USAID supported MaMoni HSS is strengthening nutrition interventions as part of the integrated MNCH/FP/N package, to be delivered through the existing service delivery system of MOH&FW, along the continuum of care.  The focus of nutrition initiative is as below:

Maternal nutrition: The maternal nutrition interventions are integrated as part of the maternal health interventions during antenatal care and postpartum care. The program takes advantage of FP contacts for delivering nutrition information. The services thus provided   include screening for anemia during antenatal care, iron folic acid supplementation during antenatal and postpartum period, counseling on adequate diet and rest.

Child nutrition:The interventions are focused on promotion of infant and young child feeding, growth monitoring and promotion, referral linkages with upazila and district level facilities for the management of acute malnutrition, integration of nutrition counseling for dietary diversity and quantity through all contact opportunities with the caregivers.

Cross-cutting health systems interventions: As part of the HSS initiatives, MaMoni HSS strengthens:

Record-keeping and reporting systems for nutrition related information at the CC, FWC, UHC and DHs.

Supply tracking of nutrition related commodities: MaMoni HSS currently facilitates the use of dashboards at upazila and district level to track the availability of essential RMNCH commodities. Nutrition related supplies – such as GMP equipment, IFA, hemoglobin estimation kits, F100/F75, vitamin A – can be integrated into these dashboards to track the availability of supplies and to respond to stock-outs.

Quality improvement initiatives: The MaMoni HSS QI model integrates quality standards for a range of MNCH/FP/N services.

 

For more information, please read Nutrition Factsheet

Photo: Save the Children/Abir Abdullah

Photo: Save the Children/Abir Abdullah