With an objective to provide life-saving and life-sustaining humanitarian assistance to the
most vulnerable (infants, children under five years old and lactating women) in hard to reach
areas of the Aleppo governorate this project was implemented on 1 July 2015.
The project was designed to provide a comprehensive Integrated Management of Child
Illness/Health (IMCI/H) package to three health facilities located in hard to reach areas in
Aleppo City (Sheikh Maksood) and the countryside (the Afrin district). The project focused on
implementing best practices for nutrition in order to build the overall local capacity of community
health care workers. The project utilized three key elements during the implementation process:
● Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF)
● Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM)
● Promotion of good micro-nutrition practices and application of the IMC/H package
The three elements served as tools for the doctors in the three health facilities to treat
the most vulnerable patients with an emphasis on children under five years old. Over the
duration of the campaign, 51,277 individuals received health care assistance as a form of
preventative medicine and aid.