10 June 2009

Burkina Faso is amongst the poorest countries in the world, ranking 173rd out of 179 in the UNDP’s 2008 Human Development Index. Roughly half of the country’s population does not have sufficient access to the food needed to meet minimum energy requirements. From the early 1990s, there was worrying evidence of increasing prevalence and incidence of undernutrition in Burkina Faso.

Capacity Development, Food for Assets, Gender, Nutrition
5 November 1998

The project seeks to encourage regular attendance at health facilities of expectant and nursing mothers whose children are at risk of malnutrition. While attendance has increased in the beneficiary centres, it has not become more regular, for a variety of reasons.