LIST OF NUTRITION ORIENTED INTERVENTIONS – 2022.
- Growth monitoring and promotion – (0 – 59 months)
- Vitamin A Supplementation (0 – 59 months)
- Breastfeeding (0 – 6months)
- Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation (IFA)
- Micro Nutrient powder supplementation (MNP)
- Minimum Package for Nutrition Friendly School Imitative (NFSI)
- Fruits and Vegetable Days
- Girls Iron and Folic Acid Tablets Supplementation (GIFTs)
- General Cleaning Day
- Health Inspection Day
- Physical Activity Day.
ANNUAL REPORT FOR NUTRITION.
The unit is responsible for implementing nutrition intervention issues in the district. The Unit also collaborates with the Assembly decentralized departments such as Agriculture, community development and social welfare, and environmental health etc to carry out its activities.
The unit is able to achieve this through 96 static Child Welfare Clinic (CWC) and outreach points strategically positioned around the District.
CHALLENGES AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR.
- Low coverage of vitamin A supplementation for children 12 – 59 months.
- Shortage of vitamin A capsules for children 6 – 59 months.
- Lack of cooperation and supports form parents, adolescents on Girls’ iron and folic acid tablet supplementation (GIFTs)
- Low uptake of Girls irons folic acid supplementation programme.
NUTRITION ORIENTED INTERVENTIONS:
- Growth monitoring and promotion:
This indicator measures the nutritional status of the children 0 – 59 months by comparing their weight to their age (W/A) in monthly basis.
- Stunting: This is also another indicator for measurement where the child’s height will be compared to his/her age (Height per age) in every three months.
Analysis of underweight among attendance 0 – 59 months
|Age group (months)||No. of children weighed||No. underweight||Coverage|
|12 – 23||10216||10||0.13%|
|24 – 59||7416||7||0.09%|
|Sub-district||No. measured||No. stunted||Coverage|
VITAMIN A SUPPLEMENTATION:
Annual target for children 6 – 11 months (2%) of the population – 2078
Number dosed – 2,413(116.4%)
Target for Children 0 -59 months (18%) – 18,700
Number dosed – 21,486 (114.9%)
Timely initiation of exclusive breastfeeding at 3 months.
|Sub-district||Number exclusively breastfed (ebf)||Other||Coverage|
NB: Ninety-nine percent of the babies were exclusively breastfed without water for the first three months which is an increase as compared to the previous year of ninety-five percent.
EARLY INITIATION OF COMPLEMENTARY FEEDING:
This stage is very critical because the breast-milk may not be enough for the baby and needs family food in addition.
As a district 2421 children were complementary breastfed and 25 babies were still on Exclusive breastfeeding.
Distribution of Micronutrient Powder (MNP) – Chn 6 – 59 months.
|Age (months)||Children received MNP||Total children||MNP distributed|
|6 – 11||806||847||1653||5678|
|12 – 23||602||878||1480||3576|
|24 – 59||358||453||811||2933|
NUTRITION FRIENDLY SCHOOL INITIATIVE PROGRAMME (NFSI)
This is a school based health and nutrition programme being introduced to improve the nutritional status of the school children in other to reduce malnutrition in the schools.
The programme started with six schools namely
|Name of school||No. of school children participated||Total|
|New Subri D/A||223||207||430|
The minimum package was the highlight for the NFSI which includes.
- Fruits and vegetables
- General cleaning of school compound day
- Health inspection day
- Physical activities day
- GIFT Day (Girls Iron and Folic Acid tablet)
The table below shows the District performance on GIFTs for out-of-school adolescence.
|No. of new clients enrolled||2660|
|Total Adolescence registered (New + Old)||30335|
|Number given IFA||9725|
|Number screened for anaemia||2478|
|Number of adolescent exited from the register||42|