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2010

Reversing Under-Nutrition in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Titre : Reversing Under-Nutrition in Burkina Faso

Pays : Burkina Faso

Durée : January 2010 – December 2011

Contexte
Persistent high food prices in local markets and significant household income declines from falling cotton prices have exacerbated the precarious food security situation in Burkina Faso. As a result, undernutrition among children aged 6-59 months and among pregnant and lactating women is a concern in most of the country. The Sahel, East and Boucle du Mouhoun regions are among the most affected areas, with wasting levels over 15 percent for the children under 5, and levels above 10 percent in the North, Centre-North, Plateau Central, Centre-West and South-West regions.

To respond to the critical nutrition situation and comply with the recommendations of the recent WFP evaluation and the Executive Board mission, this protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO) is designed to : i) reduce acute malnutrition below emergency levels (WFP Strategic Objective 1) ; and ii) strengthen the Government’s capacity to respond to food security crises arising from market shocks (Strategic Objective 2).

Objectifs
The main objective of this protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO) will be to reduce acute malnutrition below emergency levels (Strategic Objective (SO) 1 : “save lives and protect livelihoods in emergencies”). WFP will leverage its role as key partner in government-led coordination and response mechanisms to strengthen the Government’s capacity to respond to food security crises arising from market shocks (SO2 : “prevent acute hunger and invest in disaster preparedness and mitigation measures”).

The operation will focus on rehabilitating undernourished children under 5 and undernourished pregnant and lactating women. However, while the high rates of acute malnutrition call for appropriate curative interventions, the high rates of stunting require preventive approaches earlier in life. A protective ration will be provided during the lean season to all children under 2, to prevent an increase in wasting and high admission rates to nutrition rehabilitation centres. A small number of pregnant women will also receive a protective supplementary ration with micronutrient powder as part of a pilot malnutrition prevention programme. To consolidate results, promote childcare and improve food consumption habits, WFP will facilitate gender and nutrition education activities at the community level.

Coût Total (United States dollars)
WFP food costs : US$15,344,290
Total cost to WFP : US$26,386,144

Programme Alimentaire Mondial (WFP)

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