Canadian parliamentarians witness the impact of Right Start in Kenya
November 14, 2018
Improving the quality of nutrition and healthcare for women, adolescent girls, newborns and young children in Kenya
2016 - 2020
Right Start improves the quality of nutrition and healthcare for women, adolescent girls, newborns, and young children in Kenya.
Malnutrition in Kenya
Women: 26% of women are iron deficient and 42.6% of pregnant women are anaemic, which impacts their physical wellbeing, performance at work or school, pregnancies, and their babies’ fetal development
Newborns: Only 62% of all newborns are exclusively breastfed
Infants: Only 22% of children six to 23 months have access to a minimum acceptable diet
Children under five: More than 25% of all children under five are stunted, which has long-term effects on their cognitive development, school performance, and economic productivity in adulthood
Maize flour fortification, nutrition interventions and nutrition education
Nutrition International is working in Kenya to reduce:
Reducing anaemia among adolescent girls and improving maternal and newborn health
Right Start Kenya is reducing anaemia in pregnant women and adolescent girls, birth complications, maternal and newborn deaths, the number of low birthweight newborns, the number of neural tube defects and stunting in children under five.