The number 1 complaint heard from people off work is the lack of communication with their employer during their leave. While off work, people afflicted by mental health issues felt left out, unimportant or unwanted. When questioned, employers felt any contact with the employee may be perceived as "harassment".
In 2005 in response to the food crisis in Niger, HKI began to integrate community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) to treat malnutrition into its ongoing child survival programs aimed to prevent malnutrition. The program has expanded to Burkina Faso and Mali to strengthen the capacity of local structures to both treat malnutrition through the integration of CMAM and prevent malnutrition through the Essential Nutrition Actions (ENA) framework.
Project Healthy Children is undertaking groundbreaking work in designing a program to broadly implement small scale fortification (SSF). Small scale fortification promises to be one of the most significant break-through technologies in reaching the rural populations where the need is greatest. In the developing world, a significant portion of the population is rural. Villagers tend to grow their own cereal grains, such as maize or sorghum and mill the raw grains in small community mills.
The Maya Nut Program provides a new paradigm of community based conservation which focuses on women as the caretakers of the family and the environment. By providing women with the skills they need to earn income and feed their children, we improve women's lives and the lives of their families.
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