International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.
Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
International Medical Corps (IMC) Nigeria has been implementing the program (Expanded response to the emergency needs of IDPs and host communities in newly accessible areas in Borno, North East Nigeria), funded by U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. Main objectives of the program are to: Improve IDPs and host communities’ access to quality nutrition services, Improve IDPs and host communities’ access to safe water, improved sanitation facilities and improved hygiene practices. This is with overall goal of addressing the urgent needs for nutrition and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) for IDPs and host communities in Damboa and Dikwa local government areas.
IMC aims to improve the health status and living conditions of the target population through activities such as treatment of severely malnourished children through outpatient treatment program (OTPs) and in-patient treatment centre (SC), nutrition counselling, education and dialogue sessions on positive infant and young child feeding practices through a platform of care group women support for all pregnant and lactating women of children aged 0-23 months and community leaders dialogue, capacity building through training and on the job mentorship for CNVs, nutrition technical staff and PLW, Household and MASS MUAC screening for all children aged 6-59 months to identify malnutrition and timely refer for care. All this activities are directly integrated within IMC WASH and Food security sectors, whilst indirectly in some locations with other partners NGOs implementing WASH and FS. Under this project, IMC is to conduct a KAP Survey to assess the knowledge and practises of the people in charge of the households regarding nutrition practices during pregnancy and the first 2 years of life for the infants, as well as the nutrition related health practices such hygiene and sanitation at household level .OBJECTIVE OF THE SURVEY