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
- The programme has exceeded initial targets, with more than 950,000 children reached with nutrition services and over 517,000 women accessing key nutrition services.
- Coverage for treatment of severe acute malnutrition increased by over 20% from the baseline, treating over 67,000 severely malnourished children throughout the duration of the programme.
- Micronutrient supplementation, targeted at children from 6-23 months, increased in coverage from 30% when the programme began to over 90% in 2019. This has meant an 400,000 additional children received micronutrient supplementation during the programme.