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Understand the real-life health, nutrition, and sanitation conditions in the area
Malnutrition and health issues hinder the development potential of the population in the Ayalagaya and Arri wards in Tanzania. In order to deploy a large series of health interventions, we need to have a good understanding of the current health status of the whole population. This baseline will be used to tailor the interventions and measure their impact.
Karimu will hire local midwives to conduct the door to door surveys. The midwives are well respected within the community. This will be important given the personal nature of the questions. They will collect the data on tablets running special survey software so the data can be readily downloaded for analysis. The midwives are very enthusiastic to learn the technology and further attests to their dedication to the community. The engagement of the community at large is limited to making themselves available and answering the questionnaire, with no cost for the local community other than time.
Our success metrics are:
Full survey coverage of all households in Ayalagaya and Arri
Over 90% of survey response rate
Validation of a repeatable process for follow-up surveys
The ultimate goal is to be able to extract actionable data, measuring the evolution over time of:
Prevalence of acute severe malnutrition
% of children of the appropriate ages who took their Vitamin A supplement for the past 6 months
% of children who took their Zinc supplement with correct age and timing
% of mother breastfeeding and until what age
% of children who slept under an insecticide-treated net last night
Prevalence of the appropriate handwashing behaviors and stool disposal practices
Presence of sufficient sanitary conditions in or near the household
Understand the health needs of the local community in a granular fashion.
Guide the plans for the deployment of health interventions.
Enable measurement of health intervention impact on the health levels of the local community after deployment.
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