New Health Scheme in Tanzania Targets Moms and Babies

Nutrition International launched the ‘Right Start Initiative’ in Tanzania to improve the nutrition and health of women, adolescent girls, newborns and young children in the country through a $CAN 2.8M (4.7B TZS) investment over five years to 2020.

Supported by the Government of Canada, the program aims to reduce anaemia, neonatal mortality, as well as the number of low birth weight newborns. It also seeks to reduce stunting in children under five years old.

The five-year project will target the Mwanza and Simiyu regions and reach over 130,000 pregnant women with WHO-recommended iron and folic acid supplementation, more than 90,000 newborns with a package of interventions at birth, 94,000 adolescent girls with weekly iron and folic supplementation and nutrition education, and up to 366,000 children under two years old with nutrition services.

This will be the largest program to be implemented by Nutrition International in Tanzania since the organization opened its country office in Dar es Salaam in September 2016.

This post was syndicated from allAfrica. Click here to read the full text on the original website.

Be Exceptional!
Think Exceptional

Address

Newmark Group Limited, Ole Odume Road, Off Ngong Road, Consumate Court, Block C10, P O Box. 22429 - 00100, Nairobi, Kenya

+254 (0)202 331 648 | +254 (0)4402473 | +254 (0)791479043 | +254 (0)706111777

admin@newmark.co.ke | ngina@newmark.co.ke

Careers

We're always looking for the best and brightest people to join our team. If you posses a skill that could benefit us kindly send your CV's and portfolios to admin@newmark.co.ke

 

Our African Network

Madagascar Cote D Ivore Kenya Sierra Leone Democratic Republic of Congo Ghana Uganda Niger Zambia Ethiopia Chad Nigeria Tanzania Burundi Congo Rwanda Senegal Gabon Malawi

Twitter Feeds