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Food security and nutrition for children and Salvadoran households (SANNHOS)
Description/achievement of initiative

National level statistics in El Salvador show that chronic child malnutrition is prevalent and that it begins with limited healthy eating practices for pregnant women and less exclusive breastfeeding.El Salvador’s government has been developing new plans and regulations to tackle food security and nutrition among the most vulnerable Salvadorians. By reconsidering the role of women, the programme aims to increase access to health services and promote women-owned nutrition micro business able to reduce the country high rates of prevalence of under nutrition and obesity.

Implementation methodologies

The SDG Fund programme takes a multi-sectorial and multidimensional approach, with inclusion and participation of actors linked to food security and nutrition at different stages of the project cycle. It supports the Government’s plan, “El Salvador Ahead.” The total programme budget corresponds to $4.2 million, of which 35% is funded by the SDG-F.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Partner(s)

UN agencies: FAO, UNICEF, WHO and WFP

National partners: National and Local Government and Private Sector organizations. Higher Education institutions and Non Profit Organizations
Updates to initiatives
Goal 1
Goal 2
Goal 5
Goal 8
2016
Strengthening of public policy and support for the joint construction of initiatives.
2016
Improvement of local production and import substitution, both of raw materials and finished products.
2016
Expansion of local nutrition information systems.
Financing (in USD)
4,200,000 USD

SMART
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Action Network
Updates
Basic information
Time-frame: 2015-02-01 - 2016-12-31
Partners
UN agencies: FAO, UNICEF, WHO and WFP

National partners: National and Local Government and Private Sector organizations. Higher Education institutions and Non Profit Organizations
Countries
Contact information
Catherine Wong , Programme Analyst, catherine.wong@undp.org
United Nations