Action - Nutrition Enhancement Programme (PRN) - Iron supplementation - Lactating women (LW)|Pregnant women (PW)

Programme: Nutrition Enhancement Programme (PRN)

Programme description

The PRN was designed to extend nutrition and growth promotion interventions into rural areas in Senegal through NGO service providers. 

Programme type

Large scale programmes


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 PRN is retrieved from the ENA Part II where PRN is one of 32 large-scale community-based programs that has been reviewed in detail and evaluated. 


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Target group: 
Lactating women (LW)
Pregnant women (PW)
Coverage level (%): 
15 % of the age cohort was receiving services by 2005
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Participamnts' initial underweight reduction: 2,0 ppt/year

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