Unidos Contra la Mortalidad Infantil , CMMB’s main focus in Peru, uses home visits and community workshops to educate expectant mothers and families about proper nutrition, identifying common childhood illnesses, and proper hygiene practices.
Following the Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illnesses (IMNCI) guidelines, CMMB trains community health workers to identify diseases and direct families to participating clinics to receive comprehensive care.
Fortunate children in a preschool although many diseases are prevalent.
CMMB works closely with the Ministry of Health to develop school-based programs, such as de-worming and hand washing to eliminate bathroom facilities such as this.
Every year in Latin America, more than half a million children die , one-third of their deaths attributable to five easily treated or preventable illnesses: respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, malnutrition, measles, and malaria.
CMMB’s community health worker preparing a nutritional supplement for a child.
Dr. Claudia Llanten, CMMB’s Peru Director. CMMB, Bon Secours Health System, CHRISTUS Health and Caritas Peru have recently partnered together for a project with the focus on decreasing morbidity and mortality in children under 5 years in Peru.
Children are routinely weighed and measured to ensure proper growth and monitor nutrition and disease.