Health & Nutrition

The right to health is a fundamental human right and is one of the essential conditions for exercising other human rights. This includes the right to health and physical control, the right to privacy, and the right to health care systems that provide equal opportunity to enjoy the highest level of health obtainable.

Nutritional requirements for youth and women are significant and a key requisite to attain optimum growth in this important stage of life. Poor nutrition significantly impacts on the health and development of children and adolescents, leading to physical-stunting, poor mental development, delayed attainment of puberty, and susceptibility to infections. However, in reality, the right to health is currently not available for everyone to enjoy. Many people are unable to access crucial health services, which leads to high maternal mortality, child death, and other infectious diseases.

Our health and nutrition program focuses on ensuring universal access to basic health and nutritional services for everyone to enjoy the right to health. With policy advocacy and capacity development of health service providers, we work to enable quality health and nutritional services to provide basic needs for everyone. Furthermore, it is also important to tackle financial barriers. Thus, we support the establishment of community-based health and nutritional assistance. We put effort into promoting community awareness and capacity development of service providers and community at large. In addition, we promote the practice of safer healthy reproductive and sexual practices through awareness development. Our approaches are designed to; 1) Improved access to quality, client-centered Reproductive Maternal Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health services including care and treatment; 2) Improve ability of individuals to practice positive health-seeking and self-care behaviors; 3) Enhance enabling environment for quality Reproductive Maternal Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health service provision.