Selecting Malnourished Children for Treatment

pic2.jpgSelecting the malnourished children at the Beach Camp has continued during November 2016 with the support of the CBOs and based according to the eligibility criteria. The selection procedure was conducted through the support of the project management, the field facilitators, and Caritas’ medical staff to cover the first phase dated between 15 October 2016 and 15 January 2017.

The eligibility criteria were determined by the medical team and consultants and based on the International Standards (IMCI protocols of World Health Organization).
Children were selected according to:
• Children who are anemic.
• Underweight, wasted and/or stunted children.
• Families with no or very limited income.

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Integrated Health Care and Protection Services for the vulnerable groups in Gaza

On the 1st of October 2016 Caritas Jerusalem launched one of its comprehensive projects in the Gaza strip targeting the five governorates of Deir Elbalah, North Gaza, Gaza, Rafah and Khan Younis.

This integrated, multifaceted approach towards the issues faced by the most vulnerable in the Gaza Strip will provide quality primary health care services, psycho-social and protection support with special attention given to children, women and people with disabilities.

Children who reside in refugee camps are more anaemic than their counterparts who live in urban areas; Caritas Jerusalem will provide fortified milk and treatment to these children. Continue reading