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  • As part of the AKF Enhancing Food Security and Incomes (FSI) initiative in Cabo Delgado - the northernmost and poorest province of Mozambique where one out of two children suffer from stunting - mothers learn how to prepare enriched porridge to ensure good nutrition for their children.
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  • Maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in Mieze, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique.
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  • To help reduce child and maternal morbidity and mortality rates in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, AKF works with the provincial health department to strengthen the existing health systems and enhance the community’s response to poor maternal health, and improve nutrition and infant/child feeding practices.
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  • Nutrition groups in Pitolia, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique - Over 2,000 men and women in Cabo Delgado participated in food demonstrations on enriched porridge for children under five; over 400 households received visits from trained facilitators and received nutrition messaging on child nourishment and home gardens; and 185 community lectures were provided on improved nutrition practices, especially for breastfeeding mothers and infants.
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  • Nutrition groups in Pitolia, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique.
    AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura
Health

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) programmes in Cabo Delgado work to improve the health of the province’s people. The populations of Ibo and Quissanga suffer from particularly poor health and nutrition, with infant mortality at 187 per thousand and the child mortality rate at 277. Life expectancy is under 40 years.

To reverse the conditions that these indicators reveal, the Foundation is supporting provincial and local efforts, including:

  • Training and developing the capacity of health personnel;
  • Supporting community-based construction of hygiene and water and sanitation facilities;
  • AIDS awareness education delivered through village and women’s organisations;
  • Vaccination campaigns.

In 2013, the number of community health workers trained by AKF doubled from nearly 360 to 720. These workers are expected to reach 79,600 women of reproductive age and their children under five in 200 villages. Through the AKF community-based savings groups, more than 4,800 people (53 percent women) can access a safe place to save and access credit on flexible terms to meet investment, consumption and emergency needs.


Maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in Mieze, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique.
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