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Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI)

This program aims at empowering the communities to improve the nutritional status of maternal, infant and young child.   Initiated in 1995 as a pilot in 12 communities in the LRD and now has national coverage. Eight (8) community representatives, 5 women and 3 men,…
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Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI)

The aim of the BFHI is to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding within health facilities. Started in 1992/3 in 4 healthcare facilities. Nineteen (19) government and private health facilities across the country have been trained on lactation management. All 19 health facilities have developed their…
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Micro-nutrients Deficiency Control Programme

The program strives at reducing or eliminating micronutrient deficiency among the most vulnerable population, particularly women and children. In 1999, NaNA, in collaboration with MRC conducted the first National Micronutrient Survey in The Gambia. The survey showed a mild and severe prevalence of vitamin A (VAD) among women…
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Nutrition Education

Aims at counseling the patients and their families on the management of diet related non-communicable diseases (NCDs.) Staff from NaNA conducts bi-weekly clinics at the RVTH for diabetic and hypertension patients referred by their doctors. Patients are advised on diet, and exercise. Weight and height…
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