Health and Nutrition Support for Preschool Children and Caregivers in Gaza.
Started Oct. 2018
Malnutrition rates in Gaza are extremely high for children under age six—and this leads to conditions like anemia that, left untreated, can damage vital organs and strain the heart. To help address this problem, IOCC launched a health and nutrition project supporting preschool-age children and their caregivers in Gaza.
The project, implemented by Peace Winds Japan and IOCC with support from the Japan Platform, is offering basic health screening to identify and treat children who have micronutrient deficiencies, referring them to specialists as needed. Parents and guardians are receiving health and nutrition education, and educators are being trained and equipped to conduct basic health screening so that they can better serve their community. The project will also establish parental health and nutrition committees to spearhead grassroots efforts, including community outreach.