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Program
Nutrifamilies

We prevent and treat child malnutrition.

Problem

One in four households do not have access to sufficient and quality food.

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According to the results of the 2019-2020 ENCOVI Survey on the nutritional situation of children under 5 years of age:

  • The weight-age indicator reveals that around 21% are at risk of malnutrition and 8% are malnourished.

  • The height-age indicator reports 639 thousand children under 5 years of age with chronic malnutrition.

Purpose

With the Nutrifamilias Program, we provide outpatient nutritional care to children, adolescents and pregnant and lactating women at nutritional risk or with acute malnutrition without complications and/or who are in a situation of social vulnerability.

Actions

  • We provide nutritional treatment with the delivery of unprepared food rations for the entire family nucleus.

  • We offer nutritional education, which allows families to guarantee their food security independently in the medium term.

  • We carry out a comprehensive evaluation that allows us to understand the family context and individualize the treatment.

  • We train medical and healthcare personnel and community leaders for the early detection and timely management of child malnutrition.

Impact

  • In partnership with UNICEF, in 2020 we provide our services to 10 outpatient clinics from the most disadvantaged sectors, where we have trained more than 80 people from the medical and healthcare areas as well as community leaders.

  • We have managed to nutritionally stabilize 7,451 boys and girls.

  • We have nutritionally evaluated 1,783 pregnant and / or lactating women.

  • We have made 4,289 deliveries of essential vitamins and minerals to pregnant women, breastfeeding women and children from 6 months to 5 years of age.

  • We have dewormed 5,585 women, to guarantee adequate absorption of nutrients.

  • 135 anemia screenings were performed.

  • We have referred the cases of children under 6 months with severe and moderate acute malnutrition to hospital care.

  • During 2019/20, the daily feeding of 1,570 people was guaranteed.

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Your help
can make the change

Through food security actions, delivery of quality food, nutritional education, psychological and social support, we can facilitate nutritional recovery and social reintegration.

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We believe that solidarity is the engine of a better society.

With your help we will achieve greater reach.