From action to results: Multi-sectoral technical assistance for nutrition in…
The brief documents best practices gleaned by Nutrition International while providing technical assistance in Bangladesh.
Advancing nutrition through multisectoral action, coordination, and collaboration.
March 2022 - September 2024
Funded by the Government of Canada, this project will directly improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh by strengthening nutrition services delivered through the health system, social safety net programs, and multisectoral nutrition actions.
Cox's Bazar is one of the poorest districts in Bangladesh with high rates of malnutrition.
Nearly 33% of residents live below the poverty line and 35% of children are stunted. Less than one-third of pregnant women are enrolled in an antenatal care program and only 35% initiate breastfeeding within one hour of birth. The COVID-19 pandemic and Rohingya refugee crisis have exacerbated these conditions, with women, girls and children particularly affected.
Adopting a multisectoral approach to ensure there are no missed opportunities.
Adopting a Multisectoral Approach to Nutrition (AMAN) supports the Government of Bangladesh in improving the health and wellbeing of those in Cox’s Bazar. The project focuses on:
AMAN also incorporates gender equality and environmental sustainability into its approach, as it seeks to address discriminatory socio-cultural gender norms and barriers and minimize the environmental impact of the project while enhancing its attributes.
Improving the health and wellbeing of people living in Cox's Bazar.
The project will improve delivery and uptake of essential gender-responsive nutrition services by the public health system, enhance implementation of gender-responsive multisectoral nutrition action plans by priority ministries at the district and upazila level, and improve reach and quality of SSNPs. Directly and indirectly, AMAN will reach more than two million adolescent girls and boys, men, women and children in Cox’s Bazar.