A Mapping of Faith Efforts Through 10 Promises Approach:
TEN PROMISES TO CHILDREN:
- Breastfeed all newborns exclusively through the age of six months.
- Immunize children and newborns with all recommended vaccines, especially through the age of two years.
- Eliminate all harmful traditions and violence against children, and ensure children grow up in a safe and protective environment.
- Feed children with proper nutritional foods and micronutrient supplements, where available, and de-worm children.
- Give oral rehydration salts and daily zinc supplements for 10 – 14 days to all children suffering from diarrhea.
- Promptly seek treatment when a child is sick; give children antibiotic treatment for pneumonia.
- Have children drink water from a safe source, including water that has been purified and kept clean and covered, away from fecal material.
- Have all children wash their hands with soap and water especially before touching food, after going to the latrine or toilet and after dealing with refuse.
- Have all children use a toilet or latrine, and safely dispose of children’s feces; prevent children from defecating in the open.
- Where relevant, have all children sleep
under insecticide-treated bed nets nightly
to prevent malaria; seek medical care for children at the immediate onset of
fever to receive proper malaria testing
TEN PROMISES TO MOTHERS:
2. Delay the age of marriage and first birth to the age of 18; make sure that all families commit to the practice of healthy spacing of childbirths by at least two years.
3. Eliminate all harmful traditional practices (such as female genital cutting) and violence against women.
4. Ensure women receive proper nutritional foods and drink from a safe source, including water that has been purified and kept clean and covered, away from fecal material.
5. Ensure that women and their families wash hands with soap and water, especially before touching food and after using the toilet or latrine.
6. Ensure that pregnant women have at least four antenatal visits with a skilled health professional during their pregnancy.
7. Ensure that a midwife or skilled birth attendant is present for each and every birth, and that pregnant women receive
specialized care, if it is needed
8. Prevent Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV by making sure that PMTCT drugs are provided to
mothers, when needed.
9. Ensure that mothers and newborns have regular postnatal visits with a skilled health
professional, beginning with regular checks during the first 24 hours following delivery, during the first week, and after six weeks.
10. Where relevant, have all women and children sleep under insecticide-treated bed nets nightly to prevent malaria; seek medical care at the immediate onset of fever to receive proper malaria testing and treatment.