Action - The Child Pastorate Programme (CPP) - Growth monitoring and promotion

Programme: The Child Pastorate Programme (CPP)

Programme description

The Child Pastorate Programme (CPP) is an ongoing large-scale programme in Brazil. In 2001 CPP coverage by area was about 63% (5140/8159 parishes), providing services to 32 265 communities. Coverage by population for the same year was about 1.6 million children less than 6 years of age (9.8% of total population for age group), in addition to more than 77 000 pregnant women.


Programme type

Large scale programmes


Resource intensity for the CPP is US$ 4/person per year and personnel intensity is 1 community worker: 37 children less than 6 years of age. Total funding for the programme for 1999-2000 was US$ 6.9 million.


WHO (2013) Essential Nutrition Actions – Improving maternal, newborn, infant and young child health and nutrition, which provides a compact of WHO guidance on nutrition interventions targeting the first 1000 days of life. Part I presents the interventions currently recommended by WHO, summarizes the rationale and the evidence, and describes the actions require to implement them. Part II provides an analysis of community-based interventions aimed at improving nutrition and indicates how effective interventions can be delivered in an integrated fashion. It shows how the essential nutrition actions described in the first part have been implemented in large-scale programmes in various settings, what the outcomes have been, and to examine the evidence for attribution of changes in nutritional outcomes to programme activities. This summary of CCP is retrieved from the ENA Part II where CCP is one of 32 large-scale community-based programs that has been reviewed in detail and evaluated.


Start date:

Age group: 
Children under 6 years
Implementation details : 

<p>At home visits by community worker&nbsp;</p>

Coverage level (%): 
1.6 million children less than 6 years of age (9.8% of total population for age group)
Outcome indicator(s): 

<p>Weight</p><p>Increased Weight&nbsp;</p><p>Malnourishment&nbsp;</p>

M&E system: 

<p>Internal evaluations from 1988 - 2001 reported decreases in malnourished children (from 18% to 4%) and &nbsp;low birth weight (from 14% to 6%). External evaluations are not available.&nbsp;</p>


Participants' sustained rate of underweight reduction: 1.1 ppt/year

Outcome reported by social determinants: 
Vulnerable groups

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