WHAT WE ARE DOING
The Ebola crisis, and rampant inflation in 2017, have had an impact on the country’s food security. Chronic malnutrition remains a problem with 31.3 per cent of the population suffering from stunting and 30 per cent of urban residents are overweight. The decline in funding is making it difficult to maintain our operations and the Kambia base has now closed.
- In nutrition and health, the team raised awareness of good practices in communities and treated under-nutrition in 70 healthcare centres and 30 treatment centres.
- We also rehabilitated water facilities, provided medical supplies and strengthened the capacity of health workers.
- Food security projects and health and hygiene promotion activities were successfully implemented.
- We also continued to combat under-nutrition through advocacy work on health and nutrition policies.
In the wake of the flooding in August 2017, our teams deployed to Freetown to provide emergency water, sanitation and hygiene interventions. They also conducted hygiene promotion, built solar energy water supply systems and latrines, and implemented disaster risk reduction activities.