Commitment to Action

Reducing Child Malnutrition in Haiti’s Central Plateau

Commitment by

Project Medishare for Haiti

In 2016, Project Medishare committed to eliminate severe acute malnutrition in the Central Plateau of Haiti and reduce moderate malnutrition under the age of five by 50% by 2017. To do so, Project Medishare, which serves a catchment area of 70,000 people, will scale up its surveillance and treatment of underweight children by providing appropriate nutritional supplementation, and will train 55 community health workers on growth monitoring and care for malnourished, underweight children, as well as educate mothers and families about their children’s nutritional needs. For the first time, Project Medishare will offer services to children with severe acute malnutrition in their homes and local communities, ensuring that they receive the care that they need and removing the potential barriers for treatment faced by many families, such as long trips to referral clinics. As a result, over the next year, Project Medishare will handle approximately 120 non-complicated cases of severe acute malnutrition.

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Commitment

Reducing Child Malnutrition in Haiti’s Central Plateau

Launched

2016

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$100,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

HAITI

Commitment by

Project Medishare for Haiti