Bedadi Child Health Project

As a result of the comprehensive survey conducted at the Bedadi tented village site in NWFP, Pakistan last year we identified a number of children with significant health problems, including severe malnutrition, anaemia and visual impairment. Since then all these children have been assessed and investigated by child health and eye specialists in nearby Mansehra, receiving drug treatment and corrective glasses as needed. We have also supported a three month supplementary feeding programme for the most underweight children at Bedadi, in conjunction with a series of health and hygiene workshops for all Bedadi families (to raise awareness of good feeding practices and reduce the risk of diarrhoeal and related illnesses): this has been hugely successful, but we will continue to monitor the health of these children throughout the construction project.

Sun 20 Apr 2008