In Ethiopia 5.4 million (44%) children under the age of 5 are stunted. Between 6 and 23 months of age, children do not consume the right complementary food at the right time. The mothers also suffer from poor nutrition. This strategic investment aims to dramatically change the way the Ethiopian national nutrition programme is delivered.
The aim is to contribute to the national target of reducing stunting in children under the age of five in selectregions, by reaching 1.5 million stunted children and reduce the prevalence of stunting by up to 26% between 2015 and 2020. The initiative plans to enhance and scale-up high impact feasible Community Based Nutrition programmes with the promotion of complementary feeding and dietary diversity at the household level. This will enable children at six months of age to be introduced to nutritionally adequate and safe solid foods with continued breast feeding.
The SURE interventions will be implemented in 150 districts with a total coverage of 1.5 million stunted children living in four agrarian regions (Oromiya, Amhara, SNNPR and Tigray).
|Location||Ethiopia, Eastern Africa|
|Value||USD 29.4 Million|