HEALTH AND NUTRITION
New Ways Organization gives paramount importance to health and nutrition sectors which deliver essential services for the well being of any society. The organization embarked on provision of health services in Marka as early as 1993.
New Ways established its first health facility in Howlwadaag section of Marka town in the year 1993.
The facility was erected after the local community requested for accessible health center with MCH package. The facility provides basic health services including mother and childcare services. Vulnerable members of the community accessed free health services for the 21 years that followed. The services initially meant for Marka town residents attracted vulnerable community members living in the neighboring villages. While offering health services it came to the organization’s realization that many children under the age of five who were brought for treatment were malnourished and the need to integrate nutrition component to the health service was felt a novel idea. This was realized in 2003.
As the years passed and health and nutrition status of Somalia began to deteriorate, New Ways Organization decided to extend its services to districts beyond Marka. In 2014, under the partnership of UNICEF, the organization successfully implemented emergency nutrition project in Kurtunwarey District of Lower Shabelle, a project that ended in 2015. In 2015 the organization embarked on the implementation of a health emergency project in Barawe. This project came at a time when Barawe residents were suffering from AWD. New Ways was the first organization to respond to the calamity. The project was funded by UNICEF. Having successfully implemented health and nutrition emergency projects, UNICEF signed 2 PCAs with New Ways Organization for Barawe District; 2 years Nutrition project and a 1 year Health Project. Under UNICEF and WFP partnership, New Ways is to date the sole organization that runs health and nutrition projects in Barawe District.
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New Ways was the first organization to respond to the calamity. The project was funded by UNICEF. Having successfully implemented health and nutrition emergency projects, UNICEF signed 2 PCAs with New Ways Organization for Barawe District; 2 years Nutrition project and a 1 year Health Project. Under UNICEF and WFP partnership, New Ways is to date the sole organization that runs health and nutrition projects in Barawe District.
In addition to the provision of drags and nutrition food to sick and malnourished people, particularly women and children, health and nutrition education are offered to mothers and influential members of the communities in the project coverage area on behavioral change. IYCF trainings are also held for both CHW and CNW involved in health and nutrition projects respectively.