Study reports, research papers are vital documents for planning-World Vision

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World Vision Zambia Director in charge of Field Operations Fordson Kafweku says study reports and research papers are vital documents for planning purposes.

Mr Kafweku said World Vision relies heavily on the data from the study reports from partners to plan its activities of the year.


Mr Kafweku noted that for the institution to plan for the nutrition programmes for mothers, babies and children and other general health issues, it consults the research and study reports as it provides information about what is on the ground.


He said his organisation has been supplementing government in many programmes in order to attain the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MGDs) on health.


He disclosed that World Vision spends between US$40 million to US$50 million per annum on various projects dotted across Zambia.


The World Vision Field Operations Director was speaking shortly after the presentation of the Child Health Target Impact Study (chTIS) preliminary baseline findings at Pamodzi hotel in Lusaka.


The Child Health Target Impact Study is a five year research conducted between World Vision and the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and has been running since 2012 and will come to a close in 2017.


The study is designed to measure the impact of World Vision’s maternal, neonatal and child health and nutrition programmes on the health of mothers, babies and children.


And Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health Associate Scientist Anbrasi Edwards commended World Vision and partners for touching people’s lives in remote areas where they operate various projects.


Professor Edwards made a presentation where she highlighted the impact of health programmes on mothers and children which took a closer look at the family planning methods, antenatal care and use of delivery care services by mothers among other things.