Tackling Child Undernutrition in Post-Ebola Liberia


 Tackling Child Undernutrition in Post-Ebola Liberia

(2017 – 2019)

0 yrs

Duration of programme

$ 0 m

The Power of Nutrition contribution

$ 0 m

Partner match

$ 0 m

Total programme size

MORE THAN 800,000 CHILDREN AND 300,000 WOMEN REACHED WITH NUTRITION SERVICES TO DATE

Programme Overview

The Government of Liberia, UNICEF and The Power of Nutrition are partnering to reduce child undernutrition throughout all 15 counties in Liberia, where 32.2 percent of children under five suffer from stunting. The goal of the programme is to support the Government of Liberia in the implementation of its National Nutrition Programme to reduce Liberia’s high prevalence of stunting among children aged under-five, and to improve women’s nutrition. The programme is addressing three of the most critical challenges facing Liberia in nutrition programming: low coverage of nutrition services, limited capacity of health workers, and challenges with nutrition information systems.

 

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

Training and support for SAM treatment, IYCF and exclusive breastfeeding promotion, MNPs and Vitamin A, IFA for pregnant women, and nutrition policy and messaging. UNICEF will improve data systems, survey coverage and track government nutrition financing. The investment will enable services to reach 700,000 women and 800,000 children, including treatment for SAM for 65,000 children.

How will success be measured?

  • Proportion of children aged 0-59 months reached with SAM treatment;
  • Proportion of children 6-59 months receiving Vitamin A;
  • Proportion of children 6-23 months receiving MNPs;
  • Proportion of pregnant women receiving IFA supplements for 180 days;
  • Proportion of infants 0–5 months fed exclusively with breastmilk;
  • Proportion of infants 6–8 months receiving solid, semi-solid or soft foods.

Programme Achievements to Date

  • More than 800,000 children reached with nutrition services
  • More than 300,000 women reached with nutrition services

THE PROGRAMME WILL TREAT 65,000 CHILDREN FOR SEVERE ACUTE MALNUTRITION

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