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Improve the Health of Mother and Child

The campaign of encourage breastfeeding exclusively breastfed for six months early.

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Malnutrition is responsible for over one third of child deaths every year in Tanzania. According to TDHS 2010 about 130 children die every day from causes related to malnutrition and more than 10 million women are anemic due to iron deficiency; Although Tanzania government make efforts to fight malnutrition; Still mother do not receive proper nutrition and only 44.7% of infants 0-5 months are fed exclusively with breast milk in Tanzania. 

Explain your idea

Our specific goal is to provide nutrition education and breastfeeding to the community; we will train 53 people on nutrition and breastfeeding; project will reach young mothers, nurses, community leaders and volunteers. Given that poor IYCF practices only 44.7% of infants 0-5 months are fed exclusively with breast milk in Tanzania; we want increase the rate of breastfeeding at least for 50%.

Who Benefits?

Beneficiaries of this idea Young mothers who are in childbearing age, Health care providers, Volunteers they will benefit by getting training

Expertise in sector

  • 7+ years

Organization Filing Status

  • Yes, we are a registered non-profit.

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Hi Japhet!

Thank you for sharing your project idea.

How does your project bridge two or more of peace, planet and prosperity?

Have had a chance to look at the evaluation criteria - https://openideo.com/resources/BridgeBuilderEvaluationCriteria.pdf?