Health & Nutrition

Health and Nutrition

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Children reached in Health and Nutrition Community Outreach

ACFS Beneficiaries

ACFS Health & Nutrition Programme promote good health and well-being of Children, Adolescents and Youths as part of the life-course continuum; and to improve the nutrition status of children age groups (0-18).  This ACFS progamme provides life-saving services such as children early health assessments, monitoring and provision of nutrition to poor children to give them a good foundation for other interventions like care services, immunisation, and nutritional rehabilitation to ensure children survive all developmental challenges. 

ACFS also understands that surviving is not enough. If we want children to thrive in all aspects of their life, ACFS believe that children not only need good health and nutrition, they also need to feel safe and secure, have opportunities to play, and be cared for responsibly, hence we also refer children to the other qualified stakeholders such as the local clinics where such referrals are deemed necessary and in the best interest of the child. 

ACFS understand that nutrition is a critical part of health and development for that better nutrition that is related to improved infant, child and maternal health for stronger immune systems, safer pregnancy and childbirth, lower risk of non-communicable diseases (such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease), and longevity. Healthy children learn better. People with adequate nutrition are more productive and can create opportunities to gradually break the cycles of poverty and hunger.

Expected Outcomes

  • Undernutrition is reduced among children 0-6
  • Improved healthy environments for all children to thrive
  •  Improved nutrition education to enable better lifelong dietary habits
  •  Increase prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding in infants 0–5 months
  •  Reduce childhood stunting, wasting and Obesity

Health and Nutrition News

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ACFS Executive Directors Desk – February 2024

ACFS Executive Directors Desk – February 2024

A New year, A New you, A new Dream for our children!  Friends welcome to 2024. The year is already gaining momentum and who can believe it’s already February! Before we get busy with the demands of the new year, I want to take a few minutes of your time to reflect a...

Executive Directors Message

Executive Directors Message

Creating Sustained Impact In the reporting period, 2022- 2023, we supported over 23 000 children from poor, marginalised and unequal communities to get access to nutritious food, educational support including early learning ad stimulation for those below 6.  The ACFS...

2023 Annual Report

2023 Annual Report

Chairperson Message                                                         It is my privilege and pleasure to present to you the Annual Impact Report of the ACFS Community Education & Feeding Scheme (ACFS), for the period 01 April 2022 to 31 March 2023. On behalf...