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Nutrition and Hygiene in the regions of Mopti, Ségou, and Koulikoro (Mali)


Titre : Nutrition and Hygiene in the regions of Mopti, Ségou, and Koulikoro (Mali)

CARE’s Nutrition and Hygiene project in Mali integrated nutrition ; water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) ; and agriculture in the regions of Mopti, Ségou, and Koulikoro to help women and children improve their health and nutrition.

Pays : Mali
Localisation : regions of Mopti, Ségou, and Koulikoro

Durée : 2013-2019

The Mopti, Ségou, and Koulikoro regions of Mali suffer from drought and a lack of food because of poor rainfall. Many children can’t get enough to eat, and some even starve to death. Globally, malnutrition is responsible for nearly half of all child deaths each year and is the single greatest threat to child survival. Getting children access to the health care and food they need is the only way to solve this problem.

People struggle to produce enough nutritious food for their families. It is especially hard to grow fruits or vegetables for a diverse diet, and farmers have little money to purchase these foods. The lack of clean and safe water makes it even harder to keep kids healthy and well fed

The Nutrition and Hygiene project focused on services for children under 2, because that offers the best opportunity to set children up for healthy lifelong growth. Some specific strategies were : * Helping families access and eat diverse and quality foods. * Improving nutrition and hygiene. * Increasing the number of families using nutrition and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services. * Reinforcing and scaling up community‐led total sanitation. * Strengthening skills with the National Department of Sanitation and Pollution Control.

To achieve these objectives, the Nutrition and Hygiene project adopted an integrated approach across three pillars : * Nutrition‐sensitive agriculture to ensure that families could access nutritious food. * Nutrition‐specific interventions to promote families eating healthier diets. * WASH interventions to help communities live in a healthy environment and adopt healthy lifestyles.

The project also focused on helping families change behavior and start savings groups to build women’s empowerment.

Partenaires : Family Health International, International Rescue Committee, Yam‐Giribolo‐Tumo

Financement : USAID, Feed the Future


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