Moderate Acute Malnutrition Management Program at Sarlahi and Saptari districts

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The project titled “Moderate Acute Malnutrition Management Program” was implemented in Sarlahi and Saptari districts with UNICEF, Nepal Country Office, as the client. The lead firm provided services valued at Rs. 1,83,00,000.00, funded by UNICEF. The consultancy assignment spanned the fiscal year FY 2073/074, commencing in February 2017 and concluding in August 2017.

The project’s primary objective was to provide technical support to the District Health Offices (DHOs) in Sarlahi and Saptari for the implementation of a Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) management program. The activities included conducting nutrition program orientation for DHO and staff, orientation for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), District Training of Trainers (DTOT), health worker (HW) level training and review meetings, Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs) level training and review meetings, counseling sessions for mothers’ groups, lactating and pregnant women, management of MAM and Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) cases, program monitoring at health facility and community levels, raising awareness on handwashing, latrine use, and safe drinking water handling and purification, supply and sub-district level transportation, re-nutrition assessment of children aged 6-59 months after two months, media mobilization, establishment of MAM Centers, formation of VDCs (Village Development Committees) Level Food Security Committees, and conducting a program review at the district level.

The services provided by the lead firm involved successfully executing these activities, facilitating coordination, monitoring, and support for the management of Moderate Acute Malnutrition and related nutrition interventions in Sarlahi and Saptari districts.