Health & Nutrition

Tuesday 1 October 2019

Supporting communities to fight Malnutrition

In the after-math of the Cyclone Idai disaster which hit Chimanimani and Chipinge districts of Zimbabwe, Save the Children saw it fit to assist areas affected through the supporting placement of District Nutrition Coordinators (DNC) at health facilities. The Nutrition Coordinators are workingwith communities in fighting malnutrition thorough supporting Village Health Workers, active screening for Malnutrition, conducting counselling sessions and facilitating trainings on prevention of Malnutrition.

Monday 30 September 2019

Safeguarding lives of mothers and their babies

Save the Children has been supporting health facilities in Chipinge and Chimanimani Districts of Zimbabwe through providing food, beds, blankets for use by mothers at the Waiting Mothers Shelters.

Saturday 15 June 2019

Cash transfer program brings smiles to Binga Community

 

By Rutendo Singadi

AFTER years of experiencing food insecurity caused by drought and climate change, Save the Children has brought smiles and hope to the people of Binga District in Zimbabwe. 

The organisation is implementing a cash transfer programme that is meant to help the community to buy basic food commodities like mealie meal and cooking oil. Each household receives a minimum of US$9.00 per person in cash, and the maximum amount for each family is $45 (USD) per month. 

Thursday 6 October 2016

Save the Children Regional Director visits baby clinic

 

The Regional Director for Save the Children's East and Souther Africa Region, David Wright, visited Zimbabwe’s worst drought affected district of Binga, where he among other activities observed babies being screened for malnutrition at Sebungwe Mouth community growth monitoring point. The community screening point which serves all children under five years from surrounding villages was set up and equipped with support from Save the Children.

Tuesday 4 October 2016

Health Workers Trained on Infant and Young Child Feeding

 

Save the Children has conducted a five day training covering growth assessments and Infant and Young Child Feeding Counselling (IYCFC) for Health workers in Binga. A total of thirty nurses drawn from all Health facilities in the District participated in the training, in an effort to complement Ministry of Health and Child Care efforts to improve support to breastfeeding mothers and growth monitoring of children.

 

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