Nutrition is a critical part of health and development. Better nutrition is related to improved infant, child and maternal health, stronger immune systems, safer pregnancy and childbirth, lower risk of non-communicable diseases (such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease), and longevity. Healthy children learn better. People with adequate nutrition are more productive and can create opportunities to gradually break the cycles of poverty and hunger.
SOVA long term and short strategy is prevention and treatment of severe and moderate acute malnutrition and treatment of children under 5 and pregnant and lactating mothers through integrated nutrition programs in Somalia.