Anaemia NO, in Peru
The "Action Against Hunger" project aims to make strides towards the prevention and sustainable reduction of child malnutrition in the rural district of Ajoyani, in Carabaya Province, in Peru's highland Region.
- Family practices for the prevention and control of anaemia: i) sessions demonstrating iron-rich food for boys, girls and pregnant women; (ii) Anaemia Prevention Fairs; and (iii) conducting community-based iron-rich food contests.
- Community monitoring of children's health and nutrition for decision-making: (I) the establishment of community centres for the monitoring of anaemia and supplementation with multimicronutrients; ii) an active system of anaemia tracking and evaluation and supplementation through Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) iii) a strategy to follow up on family-level anaemia prevention practices
- The consumption of iron-rich foods by children under the age of 3: i) iron-rich recipes based on local foods (ii) the dissemination of material on the use of traditional techniques for the conservation of iron-rich foods (iii) instruments for the curing of meat products using local ingredients
- The fortification of technical and methodological capacities for the prevention and control of anaemia: i) Workshop on instructive methodologies for adult education ii) Workshop on Community Monitoring Centres iii) Standardization of the dosage of haemoglobin, directed at health and project personnel iv) Training in the prevention of anaemia and supplementation with multimicronutrients for health personnel, coordinators and leaders
- Bolstering of the inter-institutional consultation space: i) Local assembly prioritizes the fight against anaemia (ii) Local plan for the prevention and control of anaemia iii) The holding of meetings with leaders to implement activities to combat anaemia iv) Internships with agents from other districts to expand the experience v) Systematisation of the project