Nutrition Jump Start

Each year, there are 8.8 million children under five years old dying from several illnesses that can be prevented or treated. And half of these deaths (50%) are caused by malnutrition, a condition when the body does not get the right amount of nutrients, minerals and vitamins that it needs to remain healthy. In the Philippines, malnutrition is not just a consequence of hunger but also of other complex factors such as food distribution, health and sanitation, and lack of knowledge on balance diet. Malnourished children may be short for their age, thin, listless, and have a weak immune system. Undernourishment may also affect the child’s emotional and psychological capacity--- a consequence that is oftentimes overlooked.


To support the Philippine government in addressing malnutrition, World Vision promotes health and nutrition of women and children through its Nutrition Jumpstart project. The project provides pregnant mothers and children (0-24 months) the appropriate nutrient that their body needs in this crucial stage of child-rearing and human development. World Vision believes that nourishment of a child should start from the mother's womb, not after the child has been born.


 - BCC

 - Distribution of Vitamins/Supplements

 - vaccination

 - medical missions 

 - monitoring