Food
Food

Nourishing change



Burkina Faso
Country (*)
Burkina Faso
Beneficiaries
Beneficiaries (*)
10.000

Local partners

Burkina Faso Health Ministry

International partners

Consumer Cooperatives

Funding agencies

European Commission  - DG ECHO

Provincia di Bolzano

Coop Nordest

Coop Adriatica

Coop Liguria

Boorea

Starting date

2012

Description
Burkina Faso is the fifth poorest country in the world, and every year the very serious food crisis claims its victims: on one thousand births, 76 newborns die before 28 days of life and 159 don't reach 5 years of age. In the country since over 15 years, GVC is engaged in a program to fight infant malnutrition, by guaranteeing support to children and their mothers, the training local health workers and supporting farmers.
Objectives

Fighting malnutrition caused by the food crisis in the poorest families, by assuring and diversifying the families' means of sustenance.

Activities
  • Building nutrition centers and local health counseling points, equipped for diagnosis and treatment of malnutrition 
  • Training programme for medical personnel and for more than 1.200 volunteers, becoming health and igiene promoters
  • Door-to-door campaigns for locating high-risk children and economical and food contributions to families
  • Awareness campaign on malnutrition with cooking trainings to spread nutritional knowledge
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