Health centre boosts maternal and child health
For the first time in decades, the Kavet indigenous people from a community in Siem Pang district in Stung Treng province have a health centre that is increa…
Reducing the prevalence of stunting among the most marginalised children under the age of 5.
Plan International Cambodia and partners work with parent groups, village health supporters and commune councils to carry to improve children’s nutrition.
We support pregnant women, parents and caregivers to provide themselves and their children with nutritious foods and live in a clean and hygienic environment at home. We work with families so they can practice climate-resilient, nutrition-sensitive agricultural activities to sustain a nutritious diet at home.
We also work with adolescents and youth, particularly girls, to feed themselves with appropriate, nutritious foods support them to make informed decisions about their bodies and lives to reduce the prevalence of child marriage and teenage pregnancy.
Since 2014, our work has supported 2,900 parents to feed children between 6 and 23 months. In addition, over 9,800 children under 5 years of age have been screened for severe, acute malnutrition. Those with acute malnutrition have been identified and referred to their local health clinic and district referral hospital for treatment and rehabilitation. We have educated 1,900 pregnant women so they can eat a healthy and nutritious diet.
Our work in this area actively supports Sustainable Development Goal 2* on zero hunger.
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