Turkana partners with Nawiri to fight malnutrition

Turkana Nawiri Project unveiling

The Turkana County Government in partnership with USAID Kenya’s Nawiri Project, have launched Community Health System Action Research (CHS), worth Kshs 60 million, focused on sustainably reducing the prevalence of persistent acute malnutrition across Turkana County.

The CEC Health Services and Sanitation Jane Ajele, said that Turkana County is going to partner with Nawiri in using the research findings and other information on the CHS to design and test appropriate strategies to improve CHV motivation for effective implementation of integrated community case management/community-based management of acute malnutrition (ICCM /CMAM) and family-led MUAC.

The CEC Agriculture, Pastoral Economy and Fisheries, Philip Ebei Aemun, lauded the county government and partner team for taking the multisectoral approach to seek a sustainable and long-term solution to address the nutrition and food security challenges in the county. On her part, Soledad Rodgers, who is the team lead of Usaid Nawiri said Nawiri project intends to strengthen the Community Health System (CHS) as the structural and functional space where community health is operationalized, to help protect nutrition gains.

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