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HANAN Mother, Child Health & Nutrition Project

Hanan

Group of young children. Children were a critical part of Hanan's health nutrition campaign throughout Gaza and West Bank communities.

Children were a critical part of Hanan's health and nutrition campaign throughout Gaza and West Bank communities.

Hanan was designed with an ambitious purpose: to improve access to quality maternal and child health and nutrition services for Palestinian women of reproductive age and children under 5, especially the most vulnerable.

Working in all 16 governorates in the West Bank and Gaza, Hanan and its partners enhanced service quality in 122 clinics and hospitals, mobilized 113 communities, conveyed key health messages through 23 communications products using a range of media, and met emergency procurement needs of 11 hospitals.

Over 397, 129 women of reproductive age and children under 5 directly benefited from these activities, and an additional 1,306,318 women and children benefited from receiving improved quality services (April 2008). Hanan has successfully increased Palestinian women and children's health knowledge and practice with regard to danger signs in pregnancy, anemia prevention and treatment, antenatal care, postnatal care, exclusive breast feeding, and management of childhood illnesses, amongst other areas. Learn more