The programme aims to bring micronutrients and strengthened health services, and improve household nutrition practices for 20 million children and 5 million mothers by 2020. The direct impact of this activity has been modelled to be at least 67,000 lives saved and 166,000 cases of stunting prevented.
How Will Success be Measured?
- Number of children under 5 receiving vitamin A supplements;
- Number of household visits by Community Health Workers for health and nutrition education;
- Percentage of pregnant women attending four or more antenatal care visits during their last pregnancy;
- Percentage of antenatal care attendees receiving adequate supply of iron and folic acid tablets.
Programme Achievements to Date
- As of June 2020, the programme had reached 21.9 million people, including 14.5 million children and 7.4 million women;
- 38% of women were attending at least 4 antenatal care visits when the programme began, which has recently increased to 63%. This increase translates into an estimated 500,000 women attending 4 antenatal care visits each year.