NutritionFrom July 27-28, 2016, USAID Twiyubake conducted a workshop to discuss the District Plan to Eliminate Malnutrition with Nutritionists and Community Health Workers from Heath Centers and the District hospital of Gasabo District.

The workshop is part of USAID Twiyubake’s efforts to support and reinforce the committees’ District Plan to Eliminate Malnutrition in the villages, cells, sectors and districts.

The current situation and strategies used by Gasabo district were discussed with participants. The District Plan to Eliminate Malnutrition aims at reducing stunting in the first 1000 days of children’s lives. Eliminating malnutrition is an integrated multi-sectoral planning process.

USAID site visit 500Talking to Community Health Workers, USAID Nutrition Specialist Silver Kanumba stressed the importance of plotting the weight-for-height on the vaccination card to identify any potential signs of child stunting.On June 29th 2016, USAID Rwanda visited USAID Twiyubake field activities implemented by the Rwanda Partner Organization Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Rwanda (FXB) in the districts of Burera and Musanze. The objective of the visit was to discuss the progress of nutrition and savings group activities.

 

After a visit to the FXB office in Musanze, where the visiting group discussed the challenges of nutrition known in the Northern Province and the importance of track children suffering from stunting, the group headed to Cyanika sector.

 

 

 

Pannel special umuganda Gashari Karongi500In line with the campaign on child protection led by MIGEPROF in partnership with USAID Twiybake, a special community works day (umuganda udasanzwe) was organized on June 14, 2016, in Gashari sector, Karongi district, which was marked by hands-on community works, panel discussions and a visit to the village kitchen.

In support of the campaign, Global Communities USAID Twiyubake, through its implementing partner in Karongi district, Eglise Presbytérienne au Rwanda (EPR), constructed 450 kitchen gardens in the sectors of Gashari, Murambi, Murundi, Gitesi and Ruganda.

The event brought together Karongi district and Gashari Sector officials, the Rwanda National Police, Rwanda Defense Force, Health representatives, representatives of MIGEPROF, USAID, Global Communities USAID Twiyubake and EPR.

500Panel with Minister MIGEPROF at NWC Southern Province meetingOn June 20, 2016, the National Women Council (NWC) organized a meeting with the NWC Executive Committee of Southern Province and NWC district and sector members led by the Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Dr. Diane Gashumba.

The members of the NWC reviewed their roles and responsibilities, discussed the potential of being part of the East African Community, and were sensitized on women’s financial empowerment, which will be channeled to local communities through the Parents Evening Forum (Umugoroba w’Ababyeyi).

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