Action - Maziko: Nutrition Foundations for Women and Children - Promotion of food security and agriculture - Females|Infants and young children|Stunted child|Women of reproductive age (WRA)

Programme: Maziko: Nutrition Foundations for Women and Children

Programme description

This project (Maziko) aims to benefit more than 236,000 women, girls and boys in two districts where stunting and malnutrition are widespread. Addressing under-five child stunting head-on, the project takes an integrated approach to preventing and treating malnutrition by addressing behaviour change in the areas of: feeding practices, agricultural production, water, sanitation and hygiene while also focusing on access to programs at the district and community level. The Maziko Project uses a model of behaviour change that has been proven to reach large numbers of households while also strengthening the community-based referral to health services.

Programme type

Community/sub-national

Cost

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) will commit CA$6,049,015 for this project.

References

Status: 
On-going

Start date:

January
2012

End date:

January
2015
Area: 
Rural
Place: 
Two districts with widespread stunting in Malawi (Kasungu & Ntchisi)
Target group: 
Females
Infants and young children
Stunted child
Women of reproductive age (WRA)
Delivery: 
Community-based
Hospital/clinic
Primary health care center
Implementation details : 

The Maziko Project uses a model of behaviour change that has been proven to reach large numbers of households while also strengthening the community-based referral to health services.

Target population size : 
more than 236,000
Coverage level (%): 
Two districts (both in central region) out of the 27 with the highest prevalence of stunting
Outcome indicator(s): 

Expected results are: improved delivery of nutrition services, nutritional practices among vulnerable households, and an improved local enabling environment to sustain nutrition outcome. This will be achieved through for example: an improved ability of women and caregivers to prepare nutritious and micronutrient rich meals thanks to a deeper understanding of optimal nutrition and illness prevention practices for lactating women and children under five; as well as economic and social empowerment of the vulnerable women through increased access to nutrition services, financial resources, and leadership opportunities in community groups, increasing their role in health and nutrition decision making processes. 

Outcome reported by social determinants: 
Vulnerable groups
Sex
Socio-economic status

Revision log

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Wed, 03/27/2013 - 16:13bloessnermEdited by AnnaLartey (Changed program type to community/sub-national and gave further details on coverage level)published
Fri, 11/23/2012 - 01:31AnnaLarteyEdited by AnnaLartey (Changed program type to community/sub-national and gave further details on coverage level)published
Fri, 11/23/2012 - 01:21william_nkoomEdited by william_nkoom (added sites &outcome indicators).needs_review
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Thu, 11/15/2012 - 14:09bloessnermEdited by admin.draft