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We aim to expand and utilize multi-sector approaches to nutrition and health issues affecting children in Cambodia. Our main focuses include reducing stunting of children under the age of 5, in addition to improving nutritional outcomes for adolescents.
Expanded multisector approaches reduce stunting and other forms of malnutrition in children under five, and improve health and nutrition outcomes during adolescents.
Generate evidence on effective multi sector interventions and partnerships that address stunting and other forms of malnutrition, including service linkages to protection and ECCD.
Generate evidenceto support design and delivery of effective interventions to reach adolescents and improve health and nutrition
Evidence and experiencefrom projects inform Government policies, guidelines and investment with a focus on multi-sector approaches to improving nutrition during the first 1000 days and amongst adolescents.
Conceptualize and implement major national level behaviour change and advocacy activities.
Leverage programming experience to scale up known evidence-based interventions to reduce stunting and other forms of malnutrition in children under five years.
Leverage learning on how to reach adolescents to expand the reach of health and nutrition efforts
Develop and maintain strategic partnerships that will enhance multi-sector collaboration for improved nutrition, innovation on reaching adolescents, credible evidence and maintain robust civil society voice and influence.
MATERNAL AND NEWBORN NUTRITION – NOURISH PROJECT
NOURISH is a five year integrated nutrition project funded by USAID and the U.S. Presidential Feed the Future Initiative. NOURISH assists the Royal Government of Cambodia in accelerating stunting reduction by focusing on key determinants of chronic malnutrition in Cambodia, including poor access to diverse and quality food, inadequate feeding and child care practices and unsanitary environments. By 2019, NOURISH is expected to have reached women, children and families in 555 underserved rural villages across Battambang, Pursat, and Siem Reap provinces.
This project addresses the complex, multifaceted causes of chronic malnutrition in Cambodia through an integrated approach that includes health, agriculture, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). The project targets women and children during the first 1,000 days—from conception until the child reaches two years old. Led by Save the Children, NOURISH is implemented in close collaboration with the Cambodian government, two international NGOs—The Manoff Group and SNV—and three local NGOs—Operations Enfants du Cambodge, Partners in Compassion and Wathnakpheap. This project specifically aims to improve community delivery platforms to support improved nutrition; create demand for health, WASH, and agriculture practices, services, and products; expand the supply of health, agriculture and WASH products using the private sector; and enhance the capacity of government and civil society in integrated nutrition.
KEY CURRENT DONORS: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Save the Children US, GSK.
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