Nutrition International Medical Corps, supported by the European Commission, is taking action to reduce the levels of acute malnutrition in children under five and pregnant and lactating women. Our approach is rooted in local communities by improving the availability of nutrition services at health centres where pregnant women and new mothers already spend time. We also encourage proper hygiene practices and support households to increase their income, which in turn allows families to buy more nutritious food.
With the support of Europeaid we are strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Public Health and Population to plan, implement and monitor micronutrient projects. These have a great impact on the nutrition levels of hundreds of thousands of children across the country.
Vaccinations International Medical Corps is also working to address the measles epidemic which has spread at the beginning of summer 2014. More than 24,000 children under five from Sana’a and the surrounding rural areas have been vaccinated against the disease and more than 15,000 have also been provided with food supplementation. The measles campaign was funded by the START Fund.