Food and Nutrition

FHIDO’s food and nutrition support also extends to those children following their ART at health facility level to enable them cope up the impact of HIV/AIDS and become physically strong. So far, about 2000 children who are found underweight have been provided different food and micro nutrient supports. Moreover, FHIDO has been actively involved in addressing internally displaced community members due to conflicts , floods and droughts in Amhara , Addis Ababa and Afar regions through the provision of emergency food items which served to communities to sustain their lives and maintain good health.

FHIDO has been working to address deficiency of food and nutrition of families and children in all its project areas. In close collaboration with health extension workers, FHIDO has been undertaking assessments to identify OVCs especially under-five and most vulnerable for malnourishment which need special attention and follow-ups. Based on the assessment, FHIDO provides supplementary food elements like Fafa flour, edible oil as well as milk powder, vitamins and de-worm tablet for those under five children which are found to be moderate and severely malnutrition to improve their developmental health conditions.