CPI supports community partners to prevent malnutrition in mothers and children as part of an integrated approach to community health. We empower mothers to access adequate nutrition during pregnancy and breastfeeding; promote breastfeeding to six months; ensure effective child feeding and care practices during the first 1,000 days of life; improve access to essential micronutrients; support hygienic food preparation; and develop social and behavior change communication to promote good nutrition practices and increase demand for nutrition services.
Project Nourish - Empowering Populations in South East Myanmar Through Improved Nutrition and WASH Period: - September 2020 - August 2023 Donor(s): Livelihoods and Food Security (LIFT) Fund Implementing Partners:Karen Department for Health and Welfare, Karen Ethnic Health Organizations Consortium, Yoma Social Development Association, Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People Geographic Coverage: Hlaingbwe, Hpa-An, Hpapun, Kawkareik, Kyainseikgyi, Myawaddy and Thandaunggyi townships in Kayin State, Myanmar Approx. Population Coverage: 305,979 people With funding support from the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust (LIFT) Fund, Community Partners International (CPI) is partnering with ethnic and community-based health organizations (ECBHOs) and Myanmar’s Department of Social Welfare (DSW) in Kayin State, Myanmar, to implement Project Nourish: Empowering Populations in South East Myanmar Through Improved Nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). Project Nourish is supporting the expansion of the DSW’s Maternal and Child Cash Transfer (MCCT) program in 600 villages in all seven townships in Kayin State, covering both government-controlled areas (GCA) and non-government-controlled areas (NGCA). With a core emphasis on women’s empowerment, Project Nourish is integrating nutrition and WASH-focused social and behavioral change communication (SBCC) into the MCCT program, and helping to enhance WASH-related knowledge, attitudes, practice and accessibility for mothers, children in the first 1,000 days of life, women, adolescent girls and women-led households.