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2009

Improving Child Nutrition and Food Security in the most vulnerable municipalities in Mali

Mali

Titre : Improving Child Nutrition and Food Security in the most vulnerable municipalities in Mali

Pays : Mali

Dates : 31 Mar 2009 — 30 Jun 2013

Identification : 00067244

Présentation
In order to achieve the MDGs the country has adopted the most vulnerable 166 municipalities - Initiative 166- based on the implementation of multisectoral actions. The JP supported this strategy to help reduce child malnutrition, improve food security and strengthen ownership by local authorities of the development process. Supplements (Vitamin A, iron and deworming) were provided under Outcome 1 to women and children to fight against micronutrient deficiencies. Gardening initiatives diversified production increasing the quality of nutrition, while support to aviculture had a positive impact on both nutrition and family revenue. Under Outcome 2 capacities of community liaisons and women’s groups were strengthened and activities on prevention and nutrition were undertaken to increase knowledge and understanding on nutrition, anemia and the importance of good practices, especially for children under five and post-partum women. Training of healthcare workers improved screening and treatment of malnutrition, while the provision of therapeutic foods and essential medicines strengthened their response. The JP provided support to 22 health district centers, all of which received therapeutic foodstuffs, therapeutic milk and essential medicines. As a result, all the health centers in Bandiagara are now able to attend malnourished children free of charge Under Outcome 3 eight members of municipal councils were trained on the elaboration of plans for economic and social development oriented towards the achievement of the MDGs.

Financement :
Budget approuvé : 5,044,249 US$

MultiPartner Trust Fund Office (MPTF)

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