August– December 2015 August– December 2015

 

Terminal Report (August – December 2015)

 

Submitted TO: World Food Program

 

Submitted By: Community Research and Development Organization (CRDO)

 

 

FLA Ref #: PRRO/200250/Peshawar/CRDO/2015/111122-1

Project Terminal Report

 

 

Submitted by: CRDO Buner

 

Period Covered: August – December 2015

 

District: Buner  

 

Date of Submission: 04/02/2016

 

 

 

Project Background:  

 

The security situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa remains volatile due to conflict in FATA and Malakand agency since July 2009. This Instability in the region disturbed common people lives in each and every aspect, as Health and Nutrition services provision is one of the main responsibility of the state and child malnutrition rates throughout Pakistan remain persistently high. The National Nutrition surveys (NNS 2011) depicts a worrying situation of malnutrition in Pakistan. According to NNS 2011 the malnutrition levels across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are above the cut-off for a serious public health problem [wasting=17.2%, stunting=47.8% and underweight=24.1%].These problems of poor nutrition are compounded by severe food insecurity and poor food intake, particularly by women, children and girls in some districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Buner .

To address the problem of malnutrition in District Buner, a comprehensive nutrition response strategy has been planned by Community Research and Development Organization with the support of World Food Program for implementation of CMAM Project in the food insecure district Buner of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. CRDO intervention aims to provide MCHN services through establishing SFP sites in Government primary health care facilities and education on IYCF and birth preparedness. CRDO is committed to improve the Nutritional status of under-five children and women, and protecting them from the effects of humanitarian crisis.  

Based on these realities CRDO started its nutrition intervention activities in the 11 union council of  district Buner from July 2013 and trying to secure a strong base for effective delivery of consolidated nutrition services in the proposed union councils of district Buner, which will significantly contribute towards reduction of under-five mortality  and prevent the escalation of malnutrition by providing effective nutritional services that meet national and internationally recommended minimum standards of care for affected population.

 

Partnership with WFP:

 

Agreement signed:

 

·         FLA signed on 15th July 2015 (1st August 2015 to 31st December 2015)- Amendment No. 01

 

 

 

 

Total Tonnage Requested:

 

District

Duration

WSB

Oil

RUSF

Grand Total (MT)

Buner District

01st August – 31st December 2015

60.241

12.048

27.199

99.487

 

Caseload by union council against its total population:

 

S. No

Union Council

Tehsil

Health Facility

Population

SFP children
(6-59 month)

Siblings

PLW

 

1

Noorezi

Gagra

BHU Cheena

23171

227

0

226

 

2

Daggar

Daggar

CD Bagra

18095

177

0

176

 

3

Nawagai

Chamla

 CH Nawagai

29591

289

0

289

 

4

Torwarsak

Daggar

BHU Torwarsak

28330

277

0

276

 

5

Karapa

Daggar

BHU Naway Kalay

23521

230

0

229

 

6

Gagra

Gagra

BHU Gagra

32507

318

0

317

 

7

Dewana Baba

Gagra

RHC Dewana Baba

25555

250

0

249

 

8

Mali Khail

Daggar

RHC Jowar

36377

355

0

356

 

9

Elai

Daggar

BHU Elai

36781

360

0

359

 

10

Gadezai

Gadezai

THQ Pacha

35295

345

0

344

 

11

Pacha

Gadezai

THQ Pacha

19703

193

0

192

 

 

Total

308926

3022

0

3012

 

 

Staff budgeted in the FLA and actually employed:  The details are given below in the table;

 

S. No.

Staff/Position

Budgeted (No.)

Recruited (No.)

Remarks

1

Chief Executive

1

1

 

2

Finance Manager

1

1

 

3

HR and Admin Manager

1

1

 

4

Project Manager

1

1

 

5

M & E Officer

1

1

 

6

MIS Officer

1

1

 

7

Admin and Finance Assistant

1

1

 

8

Nutrition Assistant

10

10

 

9

Security Guard

3

3

 

10

Cleaner

1

1

 

11

Store Keeper

1

1

 

12

Social Mobilizers

20

20

 

13

Nutrition Field Supervisor

1

1

 

 

Targets Achieved (August to December 2015):

 

Beneficiaries

Screening

Total Admission

Total Cured

Defaulter

Non cured

Moved out

Total Exit

ALOS

Children

32595

 

2625

2753

24

42

1074

3893

78

PLW

37670

 

2359

2644

62

39

1335

4080

94

 

 

Targeting and social mobilization:

 

The community outreach component is the core component of CMAM approach, providing access to the affected communities through active screening, social mobilization and developing linkages. CRDO trained teams of Social Mobilizers (Male and Female)  delivered key information on CMAM, IYCF, Health and Hygiene promotion through community mobilization in order to achieve the objectives of the outreach component. The outreach teams at each union council were supported by facility based staffing (Medical officer and Nutrition assistant).

 

The FLA target assigned to CRDO Buner was to cover a population of 154463 out of total population 308926 with targeted group of MAM children and MAM pregnant and lactating women with a MAM children Caseload 3022 and PLW caseload 3012.

Active Screening protocol both in community and  static base were followed with a MUAC criteria for MAM children as 11.5-12.5cm for 2 months minimum and up to 4 months maximum and for PLW as <21cm with 4 months with  two fallow up visits during each month.

 

 The outreach teams focused on the following tasks;

 

·         Conducted rapid nutrition assessment (using MUAC) through Health Facility based and door to door campaign in the community. (Census approach, active screening and door marking approach). Community resource persons from respective communities provided the linkages to overcome the social barriers)

·         Referred cases of severe acute malnutrition to Stabilization center in DHQ hospital District Buner.

·         Arranged and organized meeting with the community elders, key community leaders and hired community resource person and village health committee.

·         Conducted Health education and awareness sessions in community.

 

In addition breast feeding messages and sessions were delivered to pregnant and lactating mothers at each health facility level, in which pregnant women are counseled about exclusive breast feeding, complementary feeding, complementary feeding foods choice and proper positioning techniques and other Public health problems.

 

Implementation Process:

 

Reference to the meeting held on 9th May 2013 at the office of the secretary health KPK, The malnutrition situation in the province in light of the NNS-2011 and the predictable consequences for productivity, Morbidity and mortality were shared on KPK Nutrition guideline Notes-2012.

UNWFP plan for the continuation of SFP services of the previous AUS-AID supported Districts (Buner, Kohistan, Dir Lower and Dir upper). UNWFP elaborate its commitment to continue provision of moderately malnourished children and PLW covering the SFP component through experience NGO support in the Seven PRRO Districts.

The Proposal submitted by CRDO as an IP of UNWFP for implementation of the Supplementary Feeding Program in the proposed District i.e. Buner was accepted and CRDO started its CMAM activities after NOC from DG health and MOU Signed with DHO Buner.

Nutrition Assistants and Social Mobilizers for active field activities were hired under the Strong Supervision of CRDO HR team from Peshawar office and were trained at CRDO office by UNWFP team in the presence of DHO Buner, regular field activities (Screening, Referrals, Admissions, fallow up and IYCF Sessions) were started from July 17, 2013.

 

Logistics and Food Distribution mechanism:

 

CRDO has established ware house at district level for storage of food commodities. Standard warehousing protocols were in place with maintenance of stock card/bin card and stock registers both at warehouse and at health facility level. As per FLA, food was transported by WFP to CRDO warehouse in district Buner. CRDO logistic was responsible for onward food distribution from warehouse to static health facility.

Food Supply was provided to each static health facility and standard ration quantities were provided to each program beneficiaries as per protocol. On daily basis, MAM children and PLW were enrolled in program at static point and food commodities were provided accordingly. 

 

 

Food Distribution

Duration

Quantity Distributed  (NMT)

WSB

Oil

RUSF

HEB

Grand Total (MT)

 

August to December 2015

57.800

11.590

28.135

0.000

97.524

 

 

Reporting and Monitoring:

 

CRDO share project activities and reports on regular basis with WFP. The monthly consumption report, Narrative reports and commodities waybill were shared with WFP office.  

At district level, field office was established for direct implementation and monitoring of project activities. The district office was led by Project Manager, MIS officer, field logistics officer, Field Supervisor and other facility based staff (Nutrition Assist and Social Mobilizers). The project management team (PMT) was responsible for project implementation and monitoring progress at district level.

 

CRDO deliver health services through existing health infrastructure and work through department of health. CRDO has developed a very close liaison with DOH, UN agencies and other national and international partners. The representative and focal person from DOH and WFP   made regular monitoring visits to CRDO supported health facilities in District Buner.

 

 

 

Month

Completion date of food distribution

Date of report submission to WFP

Remarks

August to December 2015

Continuous Activity

 Reports shared with UNWFP month wise

Monthly Consumption,  and Narrative reports were shared during the 1st week of  the month

 

 

Collaboration with WFP:

 

CRDO developed a very close liaison with WFP. To support the CMAM project at District Buner FLAs were signed with UNWFP up till now. As the project is UNWFP funded so all kind of support is provided i.e. operational, financial, and technical and logistic. WFP arranged training on CMAM and IYCF for CRDO staff at CRDO office Buner and also trained two Master Trainer on CMAM and IYCF for further trainings at UNWFP office Peshawar. UNWFP also provided anthropometric tools and Stationary for each health facility. At district level, Logistic support was provided by WFP for delivering supplies to CRDO warehouse at district level and provide financial support for further dispatching from CRDO warehouse to the selected health Facilities in District Buner. Food commodities were timely provided with no delays.

 

Monthly, Quarterly and Annual meetings were arranged at WFP office Peshawar to evaluate the issues faced and to share the progress updates. Monthly consumption and Narrative reports were shared with UNWFP Peshawar Office.

 

Role of Health Department:

 

Nutrition is an integral part of health and Department of health played an important role in implementation of CMAM Project in District Buner. As all The Staff Member of Health Department at BHU level were trained during AUS-AID funded project and they are technically sound on CMAM and IYCF activities. After signing MOU with Department of Health infrastructure and furniture were provided to the CRDO Staff at the assigned BHU and RHC level. Field activities were monitored and supervised by head of the Health Facility and Progress updates were shared with DHO Buner on weekly and Monthly basis. CRDO actively participate in the Meetings arranged at DHO office Buner and also DC office Buner and share their views regarding CMAM activities.

 

Issues/Challenges Faced:

 

  • Scatter population of some UCs results in low coverage.
  • Clearance of invoices is late.

·         Unavailability of pellets for stacking food supplies in Health facilities.

·         Invoices should be time bound.

 

Visits Dates, MUAC, Weight and Height Improvements

 

Visits

Dates

MUAC

Weight

Height

1st

18/06/15

        11.7 cm

5.7 kg

66.0cm

            2nd

02/07/15

11.9cm

6.1 kg

66.1cm

3rd

17/07/15

12.2 cm

6.4 kg

66.1cm

4th

04/08/15

12.3 cm

6.7 kg

66.1cm

5th

19/08/15

12.5cm

6.9kg

66.1cm

6th

07/09/15

12.7 cm

7.1 kg

66.1cm