WFP, NDMA review lessons learnt in ‘Targeted Nutrition’ project

Friday, August 21, 2015
The forum, funded by the European Union, brought together various institutions and organisations to review activities of the project and chart a way forward.

Speaking on the occasion, Victoria Ginja, WFP country representative, said that through the Targeted Nutrition and Livelihood Support project, the WFP seeks to implement its strategic objectives 2 and 4.

These strategic objectives are to support food security and nutrition, and break the inter generational cycle of hunger in fragile setting, following the food crisis in 2012 and floods.

The main objectives of the project are to provide assistance to food insecure and vulnerable households.It especially targets children less than 5 years with moderate to acute malnutrition including pregnant and nursing mothers, especially during the lean season.

The WFP country representative said the project has reached up to 42,000 children and more than 70,000 women with enhanced nutritious foods.

During the implementation, a lower number of malnourished children was registered from month to month, according to screening data at distribution sites, she said.

Lt. Colonel Alhagie Sanneh, executive director of the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), said reviewing the project will further guide them as a team to come up with new ideas in the implementation of their activities.

Author: Isatou Senghore-Njie