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Project Name: Integrated Action for Children’s Nutrition Project (Philippines)
Project Description: The Eastern Visayas Region in the Philippines remains one of the poorest regions in the country and there is high prevalence of malnutrition in the region. Also, nutrition improvement has become one of the most important topics in public health. Therefore, the project aims to improve the nutrition of children under five and to increase access of families (including children) to health and nutrition services in 35 barangays of Leyte and Samar Province.

Overall, the project will:
1. Build capacity of community-based Breast Feeding Support Groups (BFSGs) to educate caregivers on proper feeding practices.
2. Educate the caregivers on child care, hygiene and sanitation practices.
3. Rehabilitate the underweight children.
4. Construct one (1) health facility and rehabilitate two (2) health facilities.

Implementation Start Date: 2018/9/1
Implementation End Date: 2019/10/31
Source of Funding: TaiwanICDF
Project Objectives: As a result of this project, children under five in the target areas have been properly fed and have improved nutritional status, and the families (including children) have access to health and nutrition services.
Executing Agency: World Vision
Implementation Arrangement: The TaiwanICDF dispatches two volunteers to assist in the implementation of the project during the 14 months; World Vision Development Foundation (Philippines) implements the proposed activities and liaises with local government units and stakeholders; World Vision Taiwan assists in the supervision of the project.
Current Progress: To the end of February 2019, the following activities have been completed:
1.Trained 50 health and nutrition workers in the Municipality of Dagami.
2.Trained 81 implementers of Pinoy Nutrition Hub, and 20 malnourished children enrolled in PNH sessions.
3.Conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Tulay barangay health station.
4.Distributed anthropometric tools in 4 barangays.
Project Contact: Jiajeng Ju
Phone: 02-28732323 ext. 309
E-mail: j.j.ju@icdf.org.tw
Project Type: Technical Assistance and Capacity Building
Sector: Social Infrastructure and Services
Sector Item: Health
Cooperating Country: Asia-Pacific, Philippines
Cooperating Organization: World Vision
Themes: Public Health
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date Updated:2019/5/14