Linking health care, agriculture and business to improve nutritional health and food security for people in Kolda and Kédougou, particularly women and young children.
Adequate nutrition in the first years of a child’s life provides the essential building blocks for brain development, healthy growth, and a strong immune system, and it helps prevent future non-communicable diseases associated with overweight.
Despite significant recent accomplishments made in reducing child mortality, every year over five million children die before their fifth birthday because of:
- Inadequate infant and young child nutrition (IYCN), especially breastfeeding
- Deficiencies in micronutrients such as vitamin A and iron