Mauritania

Working with Children in Mauritania

Many communities in Mauritania do not have health facilities nearby. When a health worker is desperately needed—such as during a difficult birth or when a newborn has a high fever—there may not be one. We step into this health care gap by training and equipping Community Health Workers who help prevent deaths from avoidable causes such as diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria among children.

Mauritania has one of the lowest literacy and school enrollment rates in sub-Saharan Africa. We work with local partners to make early childhood education centres accessible to remote communities. We also help parents set up savings groups, so they can increase their income and set aside money for medical expenses and emergencies.

Your impact in Mauritania

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:
  • 454 children and adults participated in trainings on child protection, including gender-based violence, positive parenting, children's rights and early marriage.
  • 50 people are participating in activities that provide spiritual nurture and encouragement for children.
  • 16 people were involved or trained in community-level advocacy and social accountability activities aimed at holding their governments responsible for the provision of basic services.
  • 6 community-based organizations, faith-based organizations and other community partners were actively working for the wellbeing of children.
  • 240 community leaders and representatives from partner organizations received training, equipping them to be more effective in their roles.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 90 malnourished children recovered their health because of nutrition treatment.
  • 212 patient consultations were provided by community health workers through projects supported by World Vision.
  • 316 pregnant or lactating women who received maternal health and nutrition services.
  • 714 children received age-appropriate immunizations to protect them against childhood illness.
  • 236 malnourished children between six months old and age five were admitted to supplementary feeding programs and outpatient therapeutic nutrition programs.
  • 112 malnourished children, together with their caregivers, were registered in community-based nutrition rehabilitation workshops.
  • 44,816 people learned how to protect themselves against COVID-19 through awareness sessions.
  • 31,000 protective medical items were provided for health professionals and families, including medical masks, gloves, surgical gowns and eye protection.
  • 14,582 people received personal protective equipment to prevent COVID-19.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 1,934 children attended early childhood development centres.
  • 42 youth have completed life skills training through World Vision programs.
  • 10 Unlock Literacy reading clubs achieved set quality standards, creating fun and educational settings to develop children’s literacy.
  • 350 young people participated in groups and clubs bringing them together with their peers to learn new skills and develop positive values.
  • 5 early childhood development centres were established or improved, meeting the set quality standards for young children's education.
  • 40 parents and caregivers received training in ways to support their young children's early development, reading and numeracy skills through play.
  • 82 members from school management committees and parent teacher associations received training, equipping them to be effective in their roles.
  • 11,142 reading materials were provided to schools and communities in support of children's education.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 162 active savings groups created settings for members to learn financial skills, save money collectively and gain access to small loans.
  • 524 people were actively involved in savings groups, providing them with financial literacy training and access to small loans.
  • 42 community members, including children, received training in disaster risk reduction.
  • 4 disaster preparedness groups and committees were actively working to help their communities mitigate and response to crises.
  • 22 producer groups were operational, with members working together to create or sell products.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.

  • 128 people were trained or involved in community water, sanitation or hygiene initiatives.
  • 4,420 hygiene kits distributed to support people's health and cleanliness.

Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 

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