Gujarat Nutrition Programme 2019-2023

GUJARAT NUTRITION PROGRAMME, INDIA (2019-2023)

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Duration of programme

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The Power of Nutrition contribution

$5 million + additional component $3 million

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Partner match

$ 0 m

Total programme size

THIS COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SECTOR IS SET TO PROVIDE BENEFIT TO WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN BOTH THE MEDIUM AND LONG TERM.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

The Power of Nutrition, CARE and Action Against Hunger are working with the Government of Gujarat to implement the Gujarat Nutrition Programme, a $13 million five year investment benefitting both women and young children. The investment concentrates on increasing the capacity of existing systems and programmes as well as building nutrition-related knowledge in Bhavnagar and Sabarkantha, two districts exhibiting particularly high rates of stunting. The programme also leverages additional support from the Unilever Mobile Doctorni communication platform, using a mobile-phone based voice response system to influence health and hygiene behaviours. By focusing on the crucial first 1,000 days, this collaboration between the government and private sector is set to provide benefit to women and children in both the medium and long term.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

The programme aims to contribute to a reduction in children’s stunting and severe wasting by improving health, nutrition, and hygiene amongst pregnant women and children in Bhavnagar and Sabarkantha. By 2023 the programme is expected to avert 42,500 cases of stunting, 8,470 cases of maternal anaemia and 1,781 deaths of children under five.

 

HOW WILL SUCCESS BE MEASURED?

  • % of children 0-59 months stunted across target districts;
  • % mothers/caregivers with knowledge on age appropriate feeding practices for children 6-23 months;
  • % children 6-23 months old receiving an adequate diet; and
  • % women with at least 4 anti-natal care visits.

 

PROGRAMME ACHIEVEMENTS TO DATE

  • This newly active programme is currently in its inception period, and results will begin to become available in 2020.

THE PROGRAMME AIMS TO CONTRIBUTE TO A REDUCTION IN CHILDREN’S STUNTING AND SEVERE WASTING BY IMPROVING HEALTH, NUTRITION, AND HYGIENE AMONGST PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN.