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ASSESSMENT 2 PART B. Colleen Dyer S0134355. INDUSTRY PLACEMENT. A small local NGO established in early 2011 that is focused on Community Development. Development Foundation of Myanmar (DFM) Yangon Myanmar (Burma). PROJECT DESCRIPTION. Project Name - EATSMART

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  1. ASSESSMENT 2 PART B Colleen Dyer S0134355

  2. INDUSTRY PLACEMENT A small local NGO established in early 2011 that is focused on Community Development Development Foundation of Myanmar (DFM) Yangon Myanmar (Burma)

  3. PROJECT DESCRIPTION Project Name - EATSMART EATSMART is a program that will identify and address specific nutritional needs within five children’s homes in and around Yangon

  4. BACKGROUND GLOBALLY 80% of deaths associated with malnutrition involve mild or moderate malnutrition, rather than severe malnutrition (UNSCN n.d) NATIONALLY Under nutrition is a major public health problem in Myanmar. National trends: • Protein energy malnutrition (PEM) • Micronutrient deficiencies (WHO 2003)

  5. AIM OF EATSMART To discover if this National trend is evident in the target population and if so find low cost and sustainable ways to address the gaps in the children's diet and lifestyle

  6. TARGET POPULATION 6 under 5 years 62 are 6 to 12 years 30 are 13 years and over 25 have no living parents 55 have one parent living 17 have both parents living 5 Children’s Homes 97 Children 65 Boys 32 Girls

  7. MY ROLE To coordinate the assessment, planning and implementation of the EATSMART project

  8. MY DUTIES • Develop and organise a needs assessment to determine specific nutritional issues • Develop and deliver focus group meetings with children’s home carers • Develop and supervise the delivery of an education program for the children • Source and develop suitable training resources and supervise translation • Mentor and build the capacity of DFM staff in delivering training as well as in their ability to work alongside the children’s homes in improving food security • Develop a monitoring and evaluation procedure for the program

  9. TIMEFRAMES Placement Dates: 7th March to 26th September 2012 Work Schedule: Wednesdays or Thursdays 9 am – 4pm

  10. CONSIDERATIONS EATSMART is part of a wider initiative that aims to bring better health to these at risk children Nutrition cannot be taken in isolation as other factors such as lack of clean water (above left) and sanitation (above right) are also determinants in the malnutrition problem (Miles & Stephenson 2001)

  11. CONSTRAINTS • Language • Intervention must be low cost and sustainable • Complex social and environmental issues • Poor infrastructure • Time constraints • Health screening • Children’s Program

  12. THANK YOU! References United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNNSCN) n.d., Scaling up nutrition: a frame work for action, viewed 23 February 2012, www.unscn.org/files/Announcements/Scaling_Up_Nutrition-A. World Health Organisation (WHO) 2003, Country Health System Profile: Myanmar, viewed 1 March 2012, www.searo.who.int/en/section313/section522_10917.html Miles , G & Stephenson, P 2001, ‘Children at risk: Guidelines’ , Community Child Health, vol. 2, www.tearfund.org/webdocs/Tilz/Topics/healthENG-full(1).pdf

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