The Nutrition Project is focused on assessment, supplementary feeding, and prevention of malnutrition through an integrated health approach in ten areas of Kabul and two areas in Mazar-e Sharif.
The nutrition project includes not only assessing and feeding malnourished children and women but also training men and women in the community on how to monitor the health of their families and work with the food they have to prevent further starvation.
“I will continue to share all the messages and lessons I learn with others. In addition to the nutrition for yourself, there are many other take-aways. We didn't eat vegetables, and most of the time in our house, just from one food group, namely rice and bread. My wife and children were very weak and thin, but after learning nutrition lessons and implementing all the messages in our home, they have seen significant changes in the health and well-being of my family.
…I am extremely grateful and happy to project of Operation Mercy for carrying out such a useful programme that actually saves children and pregnant and lactating women from the deadly disease of malnutrition for our area, in which we had many problems.
I hope that such a program will be continued by the office of Operation Mercy, and they will be of great service to the zealous and suffering nation.”
Mohammad Ghafoor, health group participant in the nutrition project in Afghanistan.