Action - TCH Together for Child Health - Prevention or treatment of moderate malnutrition - Infants and young children

Programme: TCH Together for Child Health

Programme description

The TCH project will use a health system strengthening model utilizing policies, guidelines and training materials to build capacity of health managers, health facility staff, Village Health Support Groups and community members to deliver a package of evidence based maternal, child health and nutrition interventions. TCH is an extension to the 'Optimizing Growth and Development Potential of Young Children" that was implemented in the same operational district. It will build on the lessons learned from OGDPYC as well as Jumpstart, IICSA and Spien Sokhapeap


Goal: Mothers and children under two years in the project area are healthy, well nourished and have increased access to MCH services, contributing to a decrease in maternal and child morbidity and mortality

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Battambang, 23 Health centers, 239 villages
Target group: 
Infants and young children
Pregnant women (PW)
Women of reproductive age (WRA)
Age group: 
0-59 months
Primary health care center
Implementation details : 

1 Project Manager

5 Project Coordinators

Target population size : 
Coverage level (%): 
Outcome indicator(s): 
  • % children 0-23.9 months who were put to the breast within one hour of birth
  • % of infants 0-5.9 months of age fed exclusively with breastmilk
  • % of children 0-23.9 months who were fed pre-lacteals in the first three days
  • % of children 20-23.9 months who received breast milk in the past 24 hours
  • % of children 0 – 23.9 months living in households using iodized salt for cooking 
  • % of infants 6-8.9 months old who receive solid, semi-solid or soft foods during previous day
  • % of mothers of children aged 0-23.9 months who had four or more antenatal visits when they were pregnant with the youngest child
  • % of women who reported increased meal intake during pregnancy
  • % of children 6-23.9 months of age who received minimum meal frequency
  • % of children 6-23.9 months of age who were fed with minimum dietary and diversity (four or more food groups)
  • % of children age 6-23.9 months who received a dose of Vitamin A in the last 6 months: card verified or mother’s recall
  • % of children 12-23.9 months who consumed deworming medication in the past 6 months
  • % of children 12-23 months who received measles vaccination
  • % of children 0-23.9 months  whose births were attended by skilled birth attendant
  • % of mothers with children 0-23.9 months of age consumed at least 90 iron/folic acid tablets during their last pregnancy
  • % of mothers with children aged 0-23.9 months who received at least 2 tetanus toxoid vaccinations during pregnancy of the youngest child
  • % of mothers with children aged 0-23.9 months who received deworming tablet during their last pregnancy
  • % of mothers with children  0-23.9 months who consumed 42+ iron/folic acid tablets within 6 weeks of delivery
  • % of mothers with children aged 0-23.9 months who consumed deworming supplementation within 6 weeks of last delivery
  • % of children 7-23.9 months who consumed 15 sachets of MNPs (Sprinkles) during the last month
  • % of children 0-23.9 months with diarrhea in the past two weeks who were given oral rehydration solution (ORS), zinc and appropriate feeding




M&E system: 

LQAS for monitoring

Baseline and final evaluation

Stunting under fives 20.8% Underweight under fives 19.3% Wasting under fives 10.4%


Outcome reported by social determinants: 
Vulnerable groups

Revision log

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:36engesveenkEdited by engesveenk.draft
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