Health and Nutrition

After the studies and analysis carried out by our teams on the situation of the increase in malnutrition rates in the Bateke plateau area in the DRC, in January the consortium started an awareness project on passive screening for severe acute malnutrition in During which we carried out training workshops and nutritional demonstration sessions. ASCs (Social Workers) and health professionals are trained in the topic of malnutrition screening and monitoring of children. CHWs work voluntarily to support children. To date, we have 15 women active as volunteers in nutrition activities in the high plateau of Bateke /DRC . Much of the malnutrition we see in this area is caused by lack of access to basic information. If children get sick and can't find the treatment they need. Inflation also makes it increasingly difficult for the area to be able to feed their children and pay the cost of transporting their children to hospital, contributing to both malnutrition and delayed treatment of illnesses.In March 2023 in the town of Uvira , we raised awareness among the local community about self-managed abortion for women and girls, the standards and guidelines for comprehensive abortion care, access to women. The objective was to lead advocacy with opinion leaders and local authorities to influence action against discriminatory morals and social norms that stigmatize women wishing to access self-managed abortion. Evaluate the change in the law on sexual and reproductive health through the involvement of opinion leaders and authorities to eradicate morals and social norms that discriminate and stigmatize women/girls wishing to access self-managed abortion. In June 2023 we trained women leaders of uvira and community relays on directing women to healthcare structures to benefit from comprehensive safe abortion care. In September, we provided sexual and reproductive health services in the local community of KAMENGE/BURUNDI. Our teams have worked to improve access to similar services in the fight against sexually transmitted infections in Uvira in the Kasenga health area . The fight against HIV/AIDS, a disease that kills nearly 17,000