The Bangladesh MIYCN Home Fortification Program Phase II

To increase the use of micronutrient powders to reduce anaemia in under-fives in Bangladesh.

Averting Anemia in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) Home Fortification Program Phase II (2014-2018) is one of GAIN’s programs that aims to improve infants’ and young children’s nutritional status funded by Children Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). The objectives of the program are to: catalyse large scale access to and utilisation of MNPs by children of 6-59 months of age on a sustained basis; and cover 4 million under five children over a period of five years, and reduce anaemia by 10%.

The program seeks to promote home fortification with Micronutrient Powders (MNPs) in the broader context of optimum complementary feeding, and comprises of three components:

  • Building an enabling policy environment to create a supportive stakeholder and enabling policy environment for home fortification and MNP use at scale;
  • Accelerating growth in mass effective coverage through expanded delivery channels;
  • And scaling up home fortification and demand for MNPs as a part of optimal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN).

The programme particularly focuses on 170 sub-districts (164 sub-districts and 6 urban slums of Dhaka). The programme is being managed by GAIN and delivered jointly by GAIN, BRAC, the Social Marketing Company (SMC), and Renata.


  • Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

    Advocacy NGO, Implementing NGO
    Staff size: 51-100

    Today at least one in three people on the planet are consuming nutritionally poor diets. Poor diet is a driver of malnutrition in all its forms: from undernutrition and...

  • Renata Ltd.

    Goods Supplier
    India | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Renata Limited (formerly Pfizer Laboratories Bangladesh Limited), is a leading pharmaceutical manufacturers in Bangladesh. Renata is engaged in the manufacture and marketing of human...

  • BRAC

    Implementing NGO
    Bangladesh | Staff size: 10,000+

    BRAC is a global leader in developing and implementing cost-effective, evidence-based innovations to empower the most marginalized people in extremely poor, conflict-prone, and post-disaster...

  • Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) - duplicate

    United Kingdom | Staff size: 51-100

    The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) is an independent philanthropic organisation, headquartered in London with offices in Nairobi and New Delhi....

  • International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh

    Bangladesh | Staff size: 1001-5000

    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (icddr,b), Bangladesh - an international health research institution located in Dhaka.

    Dedicated to saving lives through...

  • Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA)

    Development Consulting
    United Kingdom | Staff size: 26-50

    Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA) is an economic and financial policy advisory business. Our focus is on issues where economics, finance and public policy overlap.

    CEPA was...

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Key Information

LocationBangladesh, South Asia
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2018
  • Sectors