Health and nutrition
Our health and nutrition supports projects in 9 of the ten provinces of Zambia and works closely with the Ministry of Health to give children and women access to appropriate health care services, including the use of innovation, low-cost interventions for child survival and mother health. Our nutrition work is anchored around achieving better health outcomes by ensuring nutrition for all children and mothers particularly the most vulnerable. We are actively working on advocacy to ensure that county’s social protection policy and services are not only child-sensitive but also respond to the nutrition needs of vulnerable children living in the most marginalized communities.
Our health and nutrition work introduces an integrated, community-based newborn care and community case management (CCM) package that is delivered through an enhanced district-wide community health programme, linked to health facilities and Neighborhood Health Committees (NHCs). We are implementing this programming consistently with Ministry of Health (MOH) plans and policies to ensure continuity and ownership by duty bearers.
HEALTH PROJECTS IN LUFWANYAMA
Save the Children has been implementing the Lufwanyama Integrated Newborn and Child Health Project in Zambia (LINCHPIN) in partnership with the Ministry of Health through Lufwanyama District Health Management Team (DHMT) on the Copper belt Province of Zambia. This integrated, community-based, newborn care and community case management (CCM) package is being delivered through an enhanced district-wide community health program linked to 17 health facilities (HF) and 118 Neighbourhood Health Committees (NHCs). SC has supported the roll out of Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) program in 3 districts, Lundazi, Nyimba and Kalomo.
LINCHPIN is a five year catalytic project aimed at decreasing Zambia’s under-five and maternal mortality in Lufwanyama District by increasing the use of evidence-based, life-saving interventions, through delivery channels that will be accessible, available, high quality, demanded and supported. LINCHPIN is important because it:
· Saves lives, build capacity, strengthen systems
· Demonstrates CCM from 0-59 months for the first time in Zambia (and almost anywhere)
· Will inform Zambian CCM strategy and implementation