Chief Officer Health & Sanitation Mary Kipchumba & officials from Agriculture & health department attended ENRICH project Impact event at Serena hotel in Nairobi.
Present during the event included Head of Cooperation, High Commission of Canada Janine Cocker,World Vision National Director Lilian Dzodzo and Kalro officials.
The meeting highlighted key projects undertaken by World Vision in Elgeyo Marakwet County.
The project was being implemented by a consortium of five organization, led by World Vision Canada with Nutrition International, Canadian Society for International Health, Harvest Plus and University of Toronto.
ENRICH project was implemented in 11 out of 20 wards in EMC and directly benefited more than 300,000 people majority being children under two years.
Notably, the project trained 77 health workers on essential newborn care,Kangaroo mother care and the use of chlorheidine for child care. More than 200 farmers were also provided with biofortified crops seed for orange fleshed sweet potatoes and iron-rich beans and also health managers and health workers were trained and are now active referrals in the community .
Kibargoi community Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) who are one of the beneficiary also attended the fete showcasing their skills gained from the ENRICH program.