"Mtoto Kwanza, Udumavu Tokomeza - Child First. Let us reduce stunting!" is the slogan for the Accelerating Stunting Reduction Programme whose Consortia Partners' meeting took place from the 29th to 31st of January in Iringa, Tanzania.
Doctors with Africa CUAMM presented its best practices in nutrition at the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Joint Meeting.
Children Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) recognizes the efforts and hard work of CUAMM in Tanzania fighting undernutrition
Investing in early childhood means shaping adults who can contribute to their community's welfare. This is one of the reasons Doctors with Africa CUAMM works to fight chronic and acute malnutrition in Tanzania.
In Tanzania 34.4% of children under 5 years of age suffer from chronic malnutrition (stunting) and SAM (severe acute malnutrition) hits 4.5% of the population.
October saw the launch of a new project in Angola to address the problem of malnutrition. This project considers nutrition in a community context, with particular emphasis on mothers and children aged under five.
October was a big month for our work on nutrition, full of both technical meetings and awareness raising events to present what CUAMM is doing to fight malnutrition.
Expectant mothers in Tanzania lack access to the conveniences and services that we in wealthier countries tend to take for granted. Some fail to eat properly in the months leading up to delivery, or exhaust themselves with the heavy work they’re obliged to do, unaware of the precautions that ought to be taken during pregnancy.
In Mozambique almost 43% of children suffer from chronic malnutrition. To face this problem some doctors and researchers have created recipes accesible to all mothers.
In West Nile, where we are already supporting blind people with dedicated activities, we are back with an important project against malnutrition.