This project aims to improve the nutritional status of children under the age of five (350,000) and pregnant and lactating women (400,000) in Ethiopia by increasing access to quality nutrition services, nutritious food, and water and sanitation services (250,000 people and 25,000 households). Despite recent progress, malnutrition remains a serious problem in Ethiopia, and many children do not regularly have enough nutritious food to keep them healthy. Malnutrition contributes to about half of all deaths of children under five years old. Activities include: (1) core nutrition interventions (such as nutrition education, malnutrition detection, access to supplementary feeding); and (2) access to nutritious food, including nutrition-sensitive agricultural products (such as vegetables, fruits, milk) and water, hygiene and sanitation.
The expected intermediate outcomes for this project includes: (1) increased access and utilization of quality nutrition services, including nutrition knowledge of pregnant and lactating women and children under five; (2) increased access and utilization of nutritious food, including nutrition-sensitive agricultural productions, particularly for women and children; and (3) increased access to water and sanitation services, particularly for women and children.