Health

The health and development of young children is most at risk in Batticaloa. Over 27% of children are underweight. Caused by inadequate food and lack of knowledge, parents are struggling to do their best. ChildFund continues to support families with home gardens, milking cows and cattle management training. Our partnership with ECD centres delivers awareness programmes to parents on child nutrition and rehabilitation of malnourished children. This programme will be extended to encompass basic nutrition education for more parents and caregivers.