Stunting and malnutrition continue to be an issue in the Philippines despite rapid economic growth. Ensuring food availability, access, and proper nutrition are important programs that ADRA continually works on. Our aim is not to simply hand food over to the hungry, but to support the recovery of food production and utilization by the communities affected.
Despite being a middle income country, the Philippines is the 10th worst ranking country in terms of malnutrition among children. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO) revealed that that about four million (32.8 percent) of the preschool population in the country are underweight for their age. Our current nutrition projects work to reduce malnutrition and stunting by enhancing the child care-seeking practices as well as infant and young child feeding methods of women of reproductive age. The programs will also boost the capacitiy of barangay health workers and nutritional scholars as duty bearers of health in their localities. Lastly, the projects will support the development of community heath action plans so that barangay leaders can craft better health programs for their constituents.
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