Health and Nutrition Programme

The Health and Nutrition programme seeks to promote the health and nutrition status of vulnerable people in North Eastern Province, Kenya and especially the women and children. Optimal nutrition ensures proper development of a child’s brain and body cells, enabling them to grow into productive adults who can contribute to the development of their society. The health and general well being of pregnant women and those in their reproductive years determines the health of the children they will bear.

Islamic Relief is supporting the Ministry of Health (MOH) to Scale up Nutrition through the implementation of High Impact Nutrition Interventions (HiNi) in Mandera and Wajir counties. The activities and interventions implemented by the organization are in line with the National Nutrition Action Plan. Through funding and support from ECHO, DFID, UNICEF and WFP, Islamic Relief together with the MoH is engaged in:

  • Prevention and treatment of acute malnutrition
  • Promotion of appropriate Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN)
  • Micronutrient supplementation
  • Health and hygiene education promotion
  • Support to the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI)
  • Integrated outreaches in hard to reach areas
  • Capacity building of health personnel as well as the community health workers (CHWs)
  • Coordination mechanisms at both national and district/county level