The objectives of the project are:
- To deliver therapeutic zinc in conjunction with oral rehydration therapy to reduce child mortality and illness due to diarrhea;
- To deliver vitamin A supplements to reduce child mortality;
- To increase production of ready-to-use therapeutic foods to treat cases of severe acute malnutrition; and
- To deliver iron and folic acid to avoid anaemia at term among pregnant women
Working with other partners, MI also aims to implement initiatives to improve antenatal care, care at birth, and postpartum and newborn care.
The total budget for this project is CA75 million to be funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).