Better Nutrition for Better Lives for Women, Newborns, Children and Girls – Right Start

Reporting Organization:Nutrition International
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 75,000,000
Timeframe: August 19, 2015 - March 31, 2020
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Nutrition International

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Kenya - $ 21,727,500.00 (28.97%)

Ethiopia - $ 17,797,500.00 (23.73%)

India - $ 13,687,500.00 (18.25%)

Pakistan - $ 6,712,500.00 (8.95%)

Bangladesh - $ 4,432,500.00 (5.91%)

Philippines (the) - $ 4,275,000.00 (5.70%)

Senegal - $ 3,037,500.00 (4.05%)

Tanzania, United Republic of - $ 2,707,500.00 (3.61%)

Indonesia - $ 622,500.00 (0.83%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Nutrition (100 %)

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This project with Nutrition International (NI) aims to improve the nutrition and health of people who need it the most in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, particularly adolescent girls, pregnant women and women of reproductive age, newborns and young children. NI works with country governments and other organizations in nutrition to leverage existing proven platforms to extend the reach, depth and impact of nutrition programming among target populations. Project activities include: (1) delivering essential nutrition services, namely critical vitamins and minerals; fortified food products, promotion of breastfeeding; and (2) delivering nutrition counselling and antenatal care packages to reduce mortality, anaemia, birth defects, low birth weight and stunting. This project is part of Canada’s commitment to Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males Under-5 children Newborns
Total Direct Population: 30,000,000
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Critical vitamins and minerals delivered
Nutrition counselling and antenatal care packages delivered
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) increased commitment by global and country-level policy and decision makers; (2) improved quantity, quality and timeliness of the provision of packages of interventions to target groups; and (3) improved demand for, uptake and use of nutrition interventions by target groups.

Achieved Results


MNCH-related indicators
  • %/total of women attended at least four times during pregnancy by any provider for reasons related to the pregnancy
  • %/total of infants (0-5 months) who are fed exclusively with breast milk
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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