In 2011, the Partnership for Child Nutrition was formed to improve the Peruvian government’s capacity to implement the National Policy to Combat Chronic Malnutrition among Children, with the participation of the private sector and civil society. It aimed to improve the nutritional status of young children in eight districts in the Ancash and Huancavelica regions by keeping the fight against child malnutrition on the public agenda, increasing efforts by local providers to reduce chronic malnutrition, increasing investments from government and private sector to address the problem, and increasing community action to reduce hunger and malnutrition in young children, monitor the situation and hold accountable public health authorities.
The partnership was formed by PRISMA Benevolent Association, ADRA, CARE, and CARITAS with the support from USAID through a cooperative agreement signed between PRISMA and USAID. These organizations work together to strengthen the capacity of the two regions in Peru and eight local governments to implement the national strategy to reduce chronic childhood malnutrition. The partners equipped public authorities in Peru with public management tools to plan and deliver services that will reduce chronic malnutrition in children. Moreover, the partners provided training and capacity building opportunities to health workers to ensure the adequate supply of basic services.
|Location||Latin America and Caribbean, Peru|
|Value||USD 649 Thousand|