Nutrition Extension and Surveillance Project: 
With the financial assistance of Helen Keller International (HKI), BGS had been implementing the project during 1997-1999 in several unions of Rangamati district. It was a community based programme enhancing nutritional situation of poor families in particularly the indigenous community.

The project was running on UNICEF’s conceptual framework on the causes of malnutrition. The project centers about obtaining knowledge in both low income and industrialized countries. It aimed at to fully understand the complex interactions of underlying factors that contribute to inadequate nutrition.

The project was implemented in two dimensional approaches. The first one is the surveillance of nutritional status of beneficiaries and access the availability of the sources of nutrition through establishment of homestead garden in each houses of member beneficiary. The project had been conducting nutritional surveillance system through data collection methods in the project areas. The system uses the following methods; gathering, processing and analyzing household level information on nutritional and health indictors to monitor public health problems and guide policy decisions, programs and services to address the problem.

And the other dimension was formation of community based group with certain number of beneficiary who are regularly trained up on developing homestead garden in and around of their households. The group members were also provided seeds and seedling in perspective of ensuring qualitative seeds and seedling for their garden. BGS also established a central nursery from which, sapling were distributed among the stakeholders. It was a program to encourage the community people to consume enough   nutritional food growing homestead garden in their houses.   

Under this programme BGS has completed about 10,000 children for nutrition surveillance and measures taken to improve the nutrition status of those mal-nourished children in Cox’s Bazar areas.  

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