International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nutrition Science | Uganda | Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016


Evaluation of the Effect of Pd/Hearth Model on the Nutritional Status of the Children 6-59 in Uganda: A Case Study of Zirobwe, Luwero District

Okiria J. C. | Ninsiima J. B.


Abstract: Malnutrition is the major cause of mortality in children below five years, accounting for up to 60 % of the mortality. Although health facility or institutional based approaches have been used to prevent or rehabilitate malnutrition in Uganda, their effect has not been comparably felt in the rural areas where facilities are not well equipped or are nonexistent. Inadequate community screening and referral system and lack of community participation in the management process may have been responsible for the persistent high prevalence of malnutrition. In Uganda, there is no published research that has been done to find out the effect of PD/Hearth model on the management and/or prevention of malnutrition in children less than 5 years through improved childcare, feeding and health seeking practices of caregivers. The main objective of this study was to determine the effect of PD/Hearth model on the management of malnutrition in children 6-59 months and improvement of childcare, feeding and health seeking practices among the caregivers in Zirobwe Sub-county, Luwero district.


Keywords: Positive Deviance, Hearth, Malnutrition, Health seeking behaviors, Childcare practices and feeding practices


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016,


Pages: 72 - 78


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