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2009

Scaling up the fight against child hunger and malnutrition in south-east Mauritania

Mauritanie

Titre : Scaling up the fight against child hunger and malnutrition in south-east Mauritania

Pays /Région : Mauritanie

Localisation : Wilaya du Hodh El Gharbi et du Hodh El Chargui

Code projet : MDG-F-2019

Durée : 20/08/2009 – 20/06/2013

Présentation
The JP’s main objective was to reduce the rate of underweight among children under 5 years of age in the two south east Regions of the Country. The joint programme was able to reach this objective, having reduced the underweight rate from 40% to 24%, which represents 22,000 children. Food security was increased through a series of actions such as the creation of over 123 local food stocks set to benefit nearly 16,000 beneficiaries, with a focus on those most vulnerable, in addition to multifunction shops created based on market studies. The JP helped secure access to financial services for the poor through mutual funds and micro-credits which benefitted over 1,200 women. In addition, revolving funds for stocking and commercialization of agricultural products were supported. The programme helped strengthen coordination mechanisms as well as increased participation, especially of those most vulnerable, for example, village committees to manage small farms or market gardens for grains, regional committees or the revitalization of women cooperatives. Extensive training to promote essential practices was made available to parents, community volunteers and health practitioners. Nearly 40 community nutrition centers were supported and water quality was also improved through training of technicians. The programme also supported monitoring capacities. It undertook two nutritional surveys and one food security survey annually.

Agences Nations Unies : UNICEF (Porteur du projet) PAM FAO OMS

Budget : 7 500 000 USD

United Nations Development Group

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