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.
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.
Implementing partners: UNICEF, Government of Liberia
The Power of Nutrition Donors: CIFF, DfID, Medicor Foundation, UBS Optimus Foundation