NUTRITIONAL REHABILITATION HOMES FOR MALNOURISHED CHILDREN
Infant mortality in Nepal is one of the highest in the world at 6.4%. Half of all Nepali children who do survive are malnourished – a preventable condition. The main cause of the problem is ignorance, rather than poverty.
Nutritional Rehabilitation Homes restore severely malnourished children to good health while educating their mothers in nutrition and childcare. Child and mother live together at the NRH during the course of treatment (usually about 3-4 weeks).
This programme is unique in Nepal and is quite literally saving lives and preventing the onset of physical and mental disabilities. Since 1998 17 homes have been established, with 8 handed over to the government, restoring the health and vitality of more than 14,000 children.
NYF complements the treatment at the Homes with Nutrition Outreach programmes and Diet Management Training programmes to underserved communities.
SAVE A CHILD’S LIFE
A donation of just £200 can restore a child’s health or save its life and empower and train the mother to prevent the problem from happening again.
Diet Management Programme
Nepal’s medical schools devote minimal attention to the role nutrition plays in maintaining good health. To address the issue, NYF has created the first, and only, Diet Management Training programme in Nepal. The programme is designed to improve the nutritional habits of a citizenry that lacks basic information about healthy eating.
The content is tailored to meet the needs of people in diverse areas of Nepal and is available for use by other organisations and government agencies.
Nutrition Outreach Camps
By raising awareness about the relationship between nutrition and health, NYF’s Nutrition Camps prevent lives from being unnecessarily lost to starvation.
Teams of doctors, dieticians, nurses, and support staff travel to rural villages to conduct health and nutrition screenings. Critically malnourished children are referred to the nearest NRH for further treatment.