The Community Nutrition Program (CNP) ran from 1995 – 2001. Services were provided at community nutrition centres (CNC) in target areas in poor urban and peri-urban areas.
The programmes objectives were to: halt further deterioration in the nutritional status of the most vulnerable groups (children under three and PLW) in targeted poor urban neighbourhoods; provide potable water to under-serviced neighbourhoods targeted under the nutrition programme; and enhance household food security among the poor urban population and in targeted poor rural areas during critical periods of vulnerability.
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 CNP is retrieved from the ENA Part II where CNP is one of 32 large-scale community-based programs that has been reviewed in detail and evaluated.
Population sustained rate of underweight reduction: 2,2 ppt/year
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