In Guinea-Bissau, nearly 15,000 children suffer from acute malnutrition across the country. With financial support from the Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF), WFP has started distributions of supplementary nutritious foods in nutrition centres to help prevent chronic malnutrition. The intervention is part of a broader joint emergency programme, implemented by WFP in partnership with UNICEF, FAO and WHO.
Through the country’s national public health centres network, approximately 55,000 children—representing half of children aged 6 to 23 months across the country—will receive daily rations of Plumpy Doz for a period of three months (March to May 2014). Health service providers register the children receiving food and produce monthly reports on the progress of distributions.
- 3 April 2013 WFP Nutrition Activities In Guinea-Bissau
- 19 June 2012 Project Bas-Fonds site visit in Guinea-Bissau
- 16 April 2012 Guinea Bissau delegation on study visit in Brazil
- 27 February 2012 From Guinea Bissau to Brazilian School Feeding Experience
- 2 May 2014 Guinea-Bissau: WFP scales up support for health centres to fight chronic malnutrition
- 28 February 2014 European Union And World Food Programme Sign Agreement To Enhance Food And Nutrition In Guinea-Bissau
- 30 November 2012 Italian Sister oversees nutritional assistance in largest reference centre for people living with HIV
- West Africa and the Sahel - Food Security and Humanitarian Implications, 2014
- Guinea Bissau PRRO 200526 Nutrition and livelihoods support to the vulnerable population: A mid-term Operation Evaluation. Terms of Reference.
- Note conjointe FAO/PAM sur la sécurité alimentaire en Afrique de l'Ouest et au Sahel, n°53, Février 2014
- West Africa and the Sahel - Food Security and Humanitarian Implications, 2013