"This pilot project is extremely important because this vital public health problem remains invisible and very little has been done about it by communities, international NGOs and the Guinean Government" says Dr. Younoussa Ballo, Secretary General of the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene. “As a result, chronic malnutrition remains a pressing issue. But the battle against it can be won” he added. Poor nutrition can affect school performance, economic productivity and earning power in adult life. However, the window of opportunity of the first 1,000 days of a child’s life, counted from the moment of conception until the child’s second birthday can make all the difference.