E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 2, Issue 1, 2022

Theme: Stages of implementation of food fortification at home in the health districts of Maroua 1, 2 and 3 in COVID 19 context and creation of nutrition activities support group

Author(s): Fatime Ardjoune Adji, M'mbakwa Bienfait Eca, Lapobe Thomas, Kami Saidou, Abdoul Aziz Liman Adji, Liman Abbo


To overcome micronutrient deficiencies and reduce growth retardation in children from 6 to 23 months, the Ministry of Public Health with the support of partner UNICEF has implemented a Home Fortification program based on micronutrient powders in the health districts of Maroua 1, 2 and 3, Far North region, Cameroon. The methodological approach consisted of training health providers, community health workers, and support groups in nutrition activities. But also the holding of community dialogues, the counting and screening of children from 0 to 59 months and the actual distribution. The results obtained in the implementation show that 33 health providers and 360 CHWs were trained respectively, but also 120 NASG at the rate of 10 people per NASG. At the end of three bimonthly distributions, the results show that 117,438 children were counted, 57,403 received the MNP'S, 2,378 parents attended the nutritional demonstration sessions and 13,460 HV were carried out in the health districts of Maroua 1, 2 and 3. In perspective, it will be a question of extending this program to other districts/in perspective, this program will have to be extended to other districts.

Keywords: Home Fortification, Micronutrients, Malnutrition, Stunting, Far North Region

Pages: 147-151

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