/ COMMUNITY MOBILISATION ACTIVITY /
- TITLE AND DEFINITION OF THE ACTIVITY
COMMUNITY MOBILISATION PROGRAMMES
Activity aimed at the early detection of acute malnutrition cases, the close search and follow-up of some beneficiaries (defaulters, static/decreasing weight), as well as the population sensitization in connection with nutrition issues.
1.2. INTERVENTION CRITERIA
Global acute malnutrition rate ≥ 10 %
Global acute malnutrition rate < 10 % plus presence of aggravating factors
2.1. Sector:Health and Nutrition
2.2. Sub-sector: Prevention and detection of acute malnutrition
Direct:Malnourished children in the coverage zone
Indirect: Total population of the coverage zone
2.4. Estimated length: depending on the needs evolution.
2.5.Counterparts: Ministry of Health, Local NGOs, community committees.
To early detectacute malnutrition cases in order to send the malnourished children to the proper nutritional facility.
To closely follow up the children attending the OTP.
To facilitate the search/monitoring of the defaulters in order to find out the reasons and get them back to the program.
To providethe population with key messages in connection with health, nutrition and hygiene.
(All of this done by community volunteers supervised by ACF staff)
2.7.1. Direct activities with the beneficiaries:
Screening within the community on a regular basis.
Reference of acute malnutrition cases to the proper nutrition facility.
2.7.2.Staff training to implement a community mobilisation program.
70 % of the volunteers identified and trained are active
70 % of the children referred toa nutrition centreare admitted
70 % of the defaulters and failure to respond benefit from home visits
Number of persons sensitized on health, nutrition and hygienein each village.
2.9. Expected results:
The coverage of the nutritional program has risen in the intervention zone.
The community’s knowledge about nutrition, health and hygiene has risen.
2.10. Sources of verification:
ACF reports and statistics
Reports from counterparts
3.1.1.“Community Mobilisation” team:Purpose / Status / No. of staff members / Length / Comments
Program manager / Expat / 1 / End of project / Could be the same as for the TFP
Community volunteers supervisor / National / 1 / End of project / One for every 100 volunteers
Community volunteers / Volunteer / Various / Desirable beyond the end of the programme
The number of community volunteers depends on:
* the area to be covered: wide spread or dense/urban or rural/…
* the number of beneficiaries to be searched (defaulters, static/decreasing weight)
* the level of understanding/education
* cultural constraints (eg. A woman cannot go alone…)
3.1.2. Community participation:
Maximum participation is expected from the community committees and volunteers. At least two to four volunteers are needed per village/neighbourhood, depending on the population.
- Material for the volunteers: MUAC, stationeries, didactic material
- Allow some budget for motivational activities
In order to draw up the budget related to this activity, the following should be kept in mind:
- Programme and support staff.
- Programme materials.
- Possible rental of facilities and/or warehouses and/or vehicles.
- Visibility of donors.
- And other expenses to support implementation of the activity.
Keep in mind the format and rules of each donor.
- Emergency Nutrition Network, 2003. Community based approaches to Management of malnutrition
- Steve Collins, 2004. Community Based therapeutic care, a new paradigm for selective feeding in nutritional crises. By the HPN Network Papers, number 48
- Emergency Nutrition Network, February 28 – March 2, 2005. Operational Challenges of implementing Community Therapeutic Care
Nutrition Community mobilisation Activity Sheet