Nutrition Stall at Sibi Mela (Festival)
Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) in collaboration of PPHI Sibi has setup five days’ nutrition stall at exhibition area of historical Sibi mela (Festival).
Mr. Uzair Baloch District Support Manager PPHI and Mr. Iqbal Ahmed Bangulzai District Nutrition Officer along with their team have managed the five days screening and conducted sessions at Sibi mela. The team has screened 675 Children from the age of six to 59 months in five days, in screening process 25 of children were found Severely Acute Malnourished whereas, 45 Children were detected Moderately Acute Malnourished.
The SAM children were referred to Outpatient Therapeutic Program Centers (OTPs) near to their villages for enrollment in OTP program, whereas, MAM and normal children were provided Multi-Micronutrient Supplements (MMS).
The comprehensive counseling sessions were conducted with the parents of SAM and MAM children. They were provided information on use of MMS, Infant & Young Child Feeding practices (IYCF) and personal hygiene.