A public-private-partnership between GAIN, Renata Limited and BRAC aims to significantly improve nutritional status and reduce iron deficiency anemia among infants and children in Bangladesh. GAIN supports Renanta Limited, a producer of human and animal health products in Bangladesh, to expand the company's capacity to manufacture multinutrient powders (MNPs) called Pushtikona targeted at infants aged 6 to 24 months. Pushtikona are high quality and affordable sachets of vitamin and mineral powder to be added to complementary foods. GAIN's other project partner, the Bangladesh based non-governmental organization BRAC, is helping market and distribute the product throughout the country via its large community-based network of health workers. The project aims to sustainably provide an affordable and effective means for poor households to ensure their children aged 6 to 24 months have the required nutrients for this vulnerable period of development. It also reinforces optimal infant feeding practices and the consumption of local foods. In its first three years, the project aims to reach close to 7 million infants 6 to 24 months old.
|Location||South Asia, Bangladesh|