In an effort to reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality arising from malnutrition, the Nutrition Project uses a community health worker model to educate and empower families in Bukooma sub-county of Luuka District to adopt healthier nutritional practices.
New CHWs look on as Monic demonstrates the preparation of a nutritious meal for infants
CHWs conduct both community outreaches and individual household visits to monitor pregnancies and child development, perform cooking demonstrations, encourage home gardening, promote food hygiene, and facilitate dialogues surrounding community health.
Group picture with all of the CHWs, old and new!
Recently, the project has begun partnering with local primary schools, supporting the development of demonstration gardens and health clubs to ensure that children are educated about the importance of nutrition and proper sanitation and hygiene practices from a young age.