In Senegal, a New Approach to Nutrition Drops Childhood Stunting

Ndeye Ngom is a first-time mother in Senegal’s Fatick region, 150 kilometers southeast of Dakar, the capital city of Senegal. And like any parent, upon hearing the news that her daughter, 9-month-old Khady Faye, was underweight, Ndeye grew immediately worried. “I panicked when they told me the baby is malnourished,” Ndeye remembers. “This is not a disease we know.”

Ndeye’s concern for her daughter was not unfounded. Childhood stunting, an overarching measure of long-term malnutrition, has life-long consequences: It can reduce cognitive abilities, limit school attainment, decrease adult wages, and make children less likely to escape poverty as adults.

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eConsultant2: Support Services to IGAD for Development of the Berbera Corridor

Deadline: 28-Dec-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The primary objective of this assignment is to Berbera Corridorassist IGAD in the technical development and coordination of preparatory activities required to market and implement the Berbera Corridor Programme.

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