We work with government and partners in Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger to improve the lives of women and children through research, policy formulation and integrated nutrition programming.
Immediate causes of malnutrition in these two regions of Senegal include very limited access to nutrition and health services, as well as the inadequate feeding of children and their mothers. This perpetuates a vicious cycle of malnutrition and contributes to high levels of child morbidity and mortality.
- Mortality rate for children under five is 89% for Kolda and 74% for Kédougou, compared to the national average of 56%
- Prevalence of chronic malnutrition among children under five is 32% in Kolda and 29% in Kédougou, compared to the national average of 17%