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Enhanced Outreach Strategy/Extended Enhanced Outreach Strategy (EOS/EEOS) -
Preventive malaria treatment - Infants and young children|Lactating women (LW)|Pregnant
Enhanced Outreach Strategy/Extended Enhanced Outreach Strategy (EOS/EEOS)
The EOS/Targeted Supplementary Feeding (TSF) programme began in 2004 as a pilot, and quickly scaled up to cover 6.8 million children
in 365 drought-prone woredas. In 2005/6, the programme was expanded through the EEOS, which covers additional woredas with a
reduced package of only vitamin A supplementation and deworming. National coverage by EOS and EEOS has expanded to reach around
95% of children under 5. In 2008, the programme covered 163 food-insecure woredas.
Under the Health Extention Programme (HEP) the EOS programme is currently phasing out and being replaced by Community Health
Days. These events will offer the same inputs as EOS but will move away from the regionally-supported biannual mobilizations and instead
be carried out quarterly, supported by the district health structures and Health Extention Workers (HEWs)
Large scale programmes
US$ 43 million.Estimated cost of US$ 1.14 per child (with measles vaccination, US$ 0,57 without).
WHO (2013) Essential Nutrition Actions ? Improving maternal, newborn, infant and young child health and nutrition, which provides a
compact of WHO guidance on nutrition interventions targeting the first 1000 days of life. Part I presents the interventions currently
recommended by WHO, summarizes the rationale and the evidence, and describes the actions require to implement them. Part II provides
an analysis of community-based interventions aimed at improving nutrition and indicates how effective interventions can be delivered in an
integrated fashion. It shows how the essential nutrition actions described in the first part have been implemented in large-scale
programmes in various settings, what the outcomes have been, and to examine the ev