A child born at the start of 2020 was less likely to become malnourished than a child born at the turn of the Millennium. Investment, innovation and commitment has seen rates of malnutrition fall. Yet despite this progress, malnutrition is still blighting lives around the world. What’s more, it is being dramatically exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has rolled back decades of progress in child undernutrition and worsened the growing challenge of overweight and obesity.This has been compounded by disruptions to health and nutrition delivery systems, which are crucial in preventing, diagnosing and treating malnutrition.
Deadline: 23-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of this assignment is to improve the livelihoods of at least 150 households through improved agriculture (technical and commercial) and household practices (i.e. use of assets, family budgeting, nutrition, gender equity, etc.) and develop access to improved technical know-how by building capacity of 40 lead farmers that will share knowledge of improved technical practices with their peers.
Deadline: 02-Dec-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of this assignment is to develop for the ANRiN PMU, creatives and associated collaterals, for an effective above-the-line and below-the-line mass media campaign to improve nutrition during the first thousand days window in Nigeria through the ANRiN project. Additionally, a model media plan will be proposed for the mass media campaign to the PMU for roll out during the life of the ANRiN project.
Deadline: 21-Aug-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
A key cause of child stunting in low-income settings could be related to asymptomatic gut infections known as environmental enteropathies (EE), caused in part by unhygienic conditions in early childhood. Thus, improvements in sanitation and hygiene conditions from the time of birth may help to prevent or reduce the prevalence of EE, and therefore stunting. Conventional water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions, i.e. improved household toilets, improved drinking water, and handwashing with soap may not fully address these early fecal-oral exposures. For example, animal feces are likely a dominant source of fecal contamination in low-income settings even in areas of high sanitation coverage and low rates of open defecation. Similarly, food hygiene is an often-overlooked contributor to enteric infections in early childhood. Complementary hygiene interventions are needed to address neglected pathways of exposure.
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– Ten new investors—Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Denmark, the European Commission, Germany, Japan, Laerdal Global Health, the Netherlands, Qatar and an anonymous donor—have joined since the launch of the Global Financing Facility replenishment. They join existing funders the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Canada, MSD for Mothers, Norway, and the United Kingdom to fund the GFF to improve the health and nutrition of women, children and adolescents.
– US$1 billion pledged to the GFF Trust Fund in Oslo today is expected to link to an additional US$7.5 billion in IDA/IBRD resources for women, children and adolescents’ health and nutrition.
– Burkina Faso reaffirmed its commitment to allocating at least 15% of its annual budget to improve health; Côte d’Ivoire committed to increasing its health budget 15% annually; and Nigeria recommitted to investing US$150 million per year from its budget to sustainably finance health and nutrition of women, children and adolescents.
– US$1 billion will help the GFF partnership on the pathway toward expanding to as many as 50 countries with the greatest needs, to transform how health and nutrition are financed. Alongside other global health initiatives, this can contribute to saving and improving millions of lives by 2030.
Deadline: 30-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Firm/Consortium to conduct a formative research on WASH in 4 provinces of Lao PDR Xiengkhouang, Houaphan, Phongsaly and Oudomxay. Eligible firms kindly submit their required documents through provided link no later than August 31, 2018.
Deadline: 09-Apr-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: There is equally a global consensus that countries will not achieve our UHC goals with the present trajectory. The scale of unmet country needs is daunting. On the present course, health financing is inadequate, confined to traditional sources and overly reliant on out-of-pocket spending, decision support is limited, financing and services are fragmented, implementation capacity and coverage are slow and inadequate, innovations painstakingly slow and small-scale. What is needed, is a step-change in both the financing and delivery of UHC. This means improving the efficiency of decision making and delivery and seizing on and scaling-up innovations.
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.”