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Home Fortification (Multinutrient Supplements) in Ethiopia

Ethiopie

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Titre : Home Fortification (Multinutrient Supplements) in Ethiopia

Région /Pays : Ethiopie

Date : December 11, 2013 durée : 4 ans

Contexte
GAIN—in partnership with Concern Worldwide has started implementing the first phase of its home fortification project in Ethiopia. Ethiopia carries 4% of the world’s burden of underweight children. Multinutrient supplements (MNS) provide those living at the base of pyramid the option to add vitamins and minerals to meals at home, thereby improving the nutritional quality of complementary foods, for example. GAIN is currently exploring the potential impact of home fortification on stunting.

Présentation
* In addition to large-scale food fortification interventions, home fortification of foods at the point of their preparation is an important opportunity to reach a wide section of rural communities.
* Targeted home fortification programs—particularly focusing on the first 1,000 day window of opportunity, from a child’s conception to his or her second birthday—offer a good alternative to large-scale interventions for reaching poor and rural communities while also celebrating local foods and utilising existing distribution models.
* GAIN—in partnership with Concern Worldwide and Valid International—has started implementing the first phase of its home fortification project in Ethiopia.
* Ethiopia carries 4% of the world’s burden of underweight children. Multinutrient supplements (MNS) provide those living at the base of pyramid the option to add vitamins and minerals to meals at home, thereby improving the nutritional quality of complementary foods, for example. GAIN is currently exploring the potential impact of home fortification on stunting.

Objectif
Support the government and private sector in an effort to improve access for vulnerable populations to better nutrition in order to reduce micronutrient deficiencies and malnutrition in Ethiopia.
Phase I Objectives  : * Identify the most appropriate MNS product for home fortification in the context of Ethiopia * Identify potential delivery channels at woreda (district) levels for effective program delivery within existing structures * Select and modify home fortification (HF) products on the basis of understanding local dietary practices and preferences, and model better formulation as appropriate. * Explore effective ways of supporting Government of Ethiopia (GoE) policies and regulatory efforts related to HF and strengthen coordination mechanisms for promotion of optimal infant and young child feeding practices and maternal nutrition.
Phase II Objectives : * Introduce HF packages of interventions in the context of dietary diversification in a multi-sectoral platform and building on existing initiatives by stakeholders in improving IYCN practices using existing community structures * Introduce HF packages of interventions in the context of dietary diversification in a multi-sectoral platform and building on existing initiatives by stakeholders in improving IYCN practices using existing community structures * Explore feasibility of local production of MNPs, lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS) and other HF products to improve infant and young child feeding practices, address micronutrient deficiencies and reduce stunting * Generate high-quality evidence on nutrition impact, cost-effectiveness and coverage achieved through integration with existing GoE delivery channels at the local government level.

Partenaires : GAIN ; Concern Worldwide ; Federal Ministry of Health ; Regional Health ; Agriculture Bureau

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

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