Partnership for Child Nutrition

Caritas del Peru, PRISMA, ADRA and CARE launched the "Alliance for Child Nutrition" project, in order to improve the Peruvian government's capacity to implement the national policy to combat child malnutrition, and to develop and validate models of public-private partnership whose common objective is linked to the reduction of child malnutrition.

Partnership for Child Nutrition

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.


  • Caritas

    Implementing NGO
    Vatican City State | Staff size: 10,000+

    Caritas is a global movement working in solidarity for a fairer world, inspired by the example of Christian faith and Catholic Social Teaching. It is unacceptable that millions of people are...

  • Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

    Implementing NGO
    Staff size: 1001-5000

    The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) was started by the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a way to follow Christ’s example of serving and caring for those in need. Put simply,...

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...


    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. They place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to...


    Staff size: Unknown

    PRISMA is Peruvian NGO that is dedicated to strengthening the resources of the poor and other vulnerable groups so that they themselves can achieve economic and social development. PRISMA has...

Key Information

LocationLatin America and Caribbean, Peru
  • Start Date 2011
  • End Date 2014
  • ValueUSD 649 Thousand