Côte d'Ivoire

Improving Nutrition among Children in Korhogo District

This is the third year of a three-year project with Helen Keller International (HKI), a long-time BGR partner. The project, which is being funded in its entirety by BGR, aims to improve nutrition for pregnant women, infants, and children in the Korhogo District of Côte d’Ivoire, one of the poorest countries in the world. Korhogo, located in the underserved Poro Region in the north, has 77 health clinics that serve a target population of around 760,000. HKI is using the Essential Nutrition Actions (ENA) framework to reach mothers at the right time with the right message. The ENA framework promotes optimal nutrition practices, including women’s nutrition, breastfeeding, complementary feeding, feeding the sick child, vitamin A, and the integrated control of anemia and iodine deficiency. This project’s primary goal is to decrease the incidence of malnutrition in children during their first 1,000 days of life by training health workers in ENA in the Korhogo District. To date HKI has trained 269 health workers in 47 of the health centers and reached 45,745 children and their mothers. With BGR support, HKI intends to ramp up its activities to reach all 93 centers in the district to ensure all childbearing women and children in the district receive training in maternal nutrition, breastfeeding, supplemental feeding, and food preparation. In addition, they plan to add education on healthy spacing of pregnancies and diet. Each clinic serves approximately 1,000 expectant mothers and their children a year. By the end of the year, it is expected that 93,000 women and their children will have benefited. Year three of a three-year project



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