5M

more people consumed fortified wheat flour

2M

MT more fortified wheat flour produced

200K

adolescent girls consumed weekly iron and folic acid supplements

The need

Prevalence of anaemia in Senegal

  • 54% of women are anaemic
  • 61% of pregnant women are anaemic
  • High levels of anaemia across population groups and especially in adolescent girls
  • 55.4% of adolescent girls are enrolled in school and fewer regularly attend classes, while it remains a challenge to reach out-of-school girls

Our Solution

Wheat flour fortification and adolescent nutrition interventions

Folate/Folic Acid

Folate/Folic Acid

Iron

Iron

Wheat flour fortified with iron and folic acid

Nutrition International focuses on:

  • Enhancing the policy environment
  • Strengthening monitoring and enforcement mechanisms
  • Promoting adequately fortified wheat flour consumption, especially among women

Adolescent nutrition

We provide technical and financial support for:

  • Weekly iron and folic acid supplementation to reduce anaemia in adolescent girls
  • Nutrition education for boys and girls
  • Designing, printing, and disseminating plans, operational guidelines, training materials, and monitoring and evaluation tools

The Impact

Preventing anaemia and neural tube defects

Right Start Senegal protected 390,265 births from neural tube defects and averted more than 500,000 cases of anaemia among women and adolescent girls, helping to ensure they have the energy to go to school, to work and to fully participate in life.

5M

more people consumed fortified wheat flour

2M

MT more fortified wheat flour produced

200K

adolescent girls consumed weekly iron and folic acid supplements