The program aims to reach out to children and pregnant and lactating women that are affected with stunting, SAM, Vitamin deficiencies, etc. in an effort to improve nutrition in Rwanda. A regular process and output monitoring will be carried out throughout the project life as per performance indicator guide, all the project interventions will be monitored and verified at field level. PPt will establish static sites.
Despite improvements in reducing world hunger, at least 795 million people globally are afflicted with stunting, including about 159 million children under 5 years of age. Stunting is a nutrition problem, where compromised stature occurs in response to chronic undernutrition – often in conjunction with pre- and post-natal infections. Stunting spurs a vicious cycle of poverty, as stunted mothers are less able to biologically provide sufficient nourishment for the fetus, leading to another stunted generation . The impacts of stunting include reduced cognitive capabilities, language and sensory-motor capacities, mental development, school performance and intellectual capacity. Some research shows that these impacts are difficult to reverse after the age of two]. When accompanied by excessive weight gain later in childhood, stunting can lead to obesity and an increased risk of nutrition-related chronic diseases .