Action - The Health Sector Development Project II (HSDP II) - Vitamin A supplementation - Infants and young children|Preschool-age children (Pre-SAC)

Programme: The Health Sector Development Project II (HSDP II)

Programme description

The Health Sector Development Project II (HSDP II) was launched in 2003 and is still operating at the time of writing. 

Programme type

Large scale programmes


Total project funding was US$ 1.83 billion, 14% of which was designated for nutrition and food security (US$ 256 million). Funding for the original project has been expanded for 2009–2011. Additional funding disbursed was US$ 30.9 million in pooled funds and US$ 9.1 million in non-pooled World Bank funds.


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


Start date:

Target group: 
Infants and young children
Preschool-age children (Pre-SAC)
Age group: 
Children below 5 years
Outcome indicator(s): 



Participants' initial rate of underweight reduction: 2,0 ppt/year

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