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.
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.
<p>At home vists by community worker</p>
<p>Internal evaluations were conducted from 1988–2001 with reported decreases in malnourished children (from 18% to 4%) and pregnant women (from 20% to 4%), as well as low birth weight (from 14% to 6%). An increase in EBF during the first 4 months was also reported (from 60% to 80%). External evaluation data are unavailable.</p>
Participants' sustained rate of underweight reduction: 1.1 ppt/year
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