Concord Times (Freetown)

7 June 2012

Sierra Leone: Snap Champions Kids Nourishment in Koinadugu District

Sustainable Nutrition and Agriculture Promotion (SNAP) has embarked on a massive vaccination training, health nutrition programme and the food assisted programme for children under the age of five in Koinadugu District.

In an interview with the medical director of SNAP, Elizabeth Benga-D'e, she told Concord Times that SNAP is presently engaged in food assisted programme for children under the age of five because it is bent on seeing that children are being prevented from any form of malnourishment.

Doctor Elizabeth said the present USAID fund has served as a boost in diverse ways for women and children in the district where SNAP currently operates in Nieya, Nieni, Disng, Kasunko, Mongo, Folosaba and in the Dembellia chiefdom.

"Our aim for operating in these chiefdoms is to reduce malnourishment among children that are under the age of five and to improve on the livelihood opportunities of the targeted beneficiaries," she said.

District Supervisor of SNAP in Koinadugu district, Mohamed Turay, said the organisation has three components which comprise of agriculture and food commodity, health and nutrition, and skills training.

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