Overcoming Child Malnutrition

Starving children in Africa is not a new concept in this world. Overcoming child malnutrition using long-term sustainable methods is. Our team in Burkina Faso is beginning this new trend one village at a time!

Saneba Village, Burkina Faso

“Malnutrition is a major issue over the country. Starting a nutrition program is the next priority for the community of Saneba Village.

“Funding is needed to support the scaling up of nutritional outcomes in the village of Saneba to reduce incidence of child malnutrition. This project aligns with Burkina Faso’s government goal to reduce chronic malnutrition rates from 32.9% (2012) to 25% by 2020. Food and agriculture is one of the five sectors of development in which GHNI is involved.

“A nutrition education and school-screening program of 125 children in Saneba has been conducted by GHNI. Results show that 1 in 5 children are affected by malnutrition.

“GHNI will commence a nutrition and agriculture project that establishes a training and education model to introduce new and sustainable agriculture techniques, including home gardens and on-farm practice-change. This will provide pathways to increased availability and awareness of foods in the household for children. The project implemented in Saneba will act as a transformational and replicable model for the region.”