Community Nutrition Project (CNP) is a project aiming at improving health and nutrition status of women and children aged 0-14 years in Dodoma Region. Since 2018 the project has been undertaken in one ward with expectations of extending to more wards depending on the availability of resources. The project expects to reach and benefit at least 3000 individuals by 2020.
The project’s main activities includes community outreach to identify vulnerable children especially Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) and refer them to health facilities, provision of nutrition education to the RCH clinics, door to door visit to provide nutrition counseling to pregnant women and lactating mothers,education on hygiene, facilitation of home gardening, conducting training on health and nutrition knowledge and attitude test to school children, parents and guardians and taking anthropometric measurement and hemoglobin to children.
In line with the National Multisectoral Nutrition Action Plan 2016-2021, the project aims to contribute to reducing maternal and child mortality.