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DCAR : Delegated Cooperation for Nutrition (Afghanistan)


Titre : DCAR : Delegated Cooperation for Nutrition (Afghanistan)

Pays : Afghanistan

Zone d’intervention  : The projects are implemented by World Vision in Ghor, Herat and Badghis, and by Save the Children in Bamyan, Daikundi, Kandahar, Jawzjan, Faryab, Kunduz, Takhar, Nengarhar and Sair Pul.

Durée : January 2015– December 2016

Afghanistan has some of the highest levels of malnutrition among children and women in the world. More than 40 percent of Afghan children less than five years old have stunted growth, a symptom of chronic malnutrition. Stunting has lifelong repercussions : the WHO estimates that adults who were stunted as children earn 20% less than non-stunted individuals. This impacts both the nation’s productivity and long term development. It is estimated that malnutrition can be linked with a two percent decrease in gross domestic product in Afghanistan.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) contributed $5 million dollars through a Delegated Cooperation to Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) to support an ongoing nutrition program in Afghanistan. DFATD is funding two projects with the aim of building the capacity of service providers and households to prevent and treat malnutrition in nine provinces

• Training of doctors, midwives, nurses, and community health workers on preventive and therapeutic nutrition services.
• Improving access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions.
• Dietary diversification with animal and plant food options, as well as techniques for food preservation and preparation.
• Improving capacity of the government to plan, implement and evaluate nutrition related activities.

Budget $5 million

Agence de Développement International du Gouvernement des Etats Unis (USAID)

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