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PHC Initiative Africa

Focus Areas

Nutrition

Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health. A healthy diet throughout life promotes healthy pregnancy outcomes, supports normal growth, development and ageing, helps to maintain a healthy body weight, and reduces the risk of chronic disease leading to overall health and well-being. 

No doubt that strengthening nutrition interventions within the health sector remains vital to the attainment of Universal Health Coverage:

  1. Micronutrient supplementation and other nutrition interventions for women of reproductive age and adolescent girl
  2. Breastfeeding promotion and appropriate complementary feeding
  3. Vitamin A supplementation for children 6 to 59 months of age and pregnant/lactating women
  4. Zinc supplementation for children under 5 years
  5. Micronutrient powders for point of use fortification in 6 to 23 months and children 2 to 12 years
  6. Deworming for preschool and school children, and women of reproductive age including adolescent girls
  7. Management of moderate and severe acute malnutrition in children, and pregnant and lactating women
  8. Nutrition interventions for people living with HIV and/or tuberculosis
  9. WASH interventions delivered through health system platforms
  10. Early Childhood Development (ECD) Programmes

our focus areas