The Enhanced Nutrition and Health for Upland Phoukoud (ENHUP) project is being implemented in 16 Lao, Hmong and Khmu villages in Phoukoud District, Xiengkhuang Province from 2017-2020. ENHUP’s ultimate goal is to improve nutrition for at least 10,780 household members, particularly pregnant and lactating women and children under 2 (the first 1000 days of life).
ENHUP’s team are partnering with Provincial and District Health staff, local health centre staff, Lao Women’s Union, and village health volunteers to implement community-wide awareness raising on nutrition and disease prevention and treatment. An adapted PD/Hearth rehabilitation feeding session has also been conducted for 12 days with malnourished children under 2 and 5 alongside quarterly growth monitoring and promotion visits and home visits to pregnant and lactating mothers and CU5 households. 6 water facilities have also been rehabilitated and permaculture home gardens have been established in 15 villages.
Results from 2017 to 2019 are showing significant reduction in acute malnutrition from baseline of 10.4% to 3.2% and underweight from 24.9% to 17.4%.
- CANADIAN FOODGRAINS BANK
- ADRA CANADA
- XIENGKGHUANG PROVINCIAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT
- PHOUKOUD DISTRICT HEALTH OFFICE