AIM Health Plus
World Vision's Irish Aid funded maternal and child health programme (AIM Health Plus) is currently being implemented in Uganda, Tanzania, Sierra Leone and Mauritania. The communities we work with have been dealing with the affects of climate change with prolonged droughts and unpredictable rainfall impacting their harvests, livelihoods and ability to feed their children.
In response to this, we are working closely with local Ministries of Health, Ministries of Agriculture, local partners and communities to:
Train Community Health Workers to provide nutrition counselling to pregnant women, families and communities to improve their dietary intake.
Support community groups, such as Mother Support Groups, Care Groups and Nutrition Counselling Groups, with the skills and knowledge to develop backyard gardens and grow a variety of drought-resistant fruits and vegetables for their families to eat.
Provide farmers with the skills and tools to sustainably improve their agricultural yields.
Organise cooking demonstrations to provide families with recipes and guidance on gaining the most from nutrient rich locally available food.
This is helping families to produce a wider variety of foods and provide their children with more nutritious meals every day.