USAID’s Suaahara II “Good Nutrition” Program aims to improve the nutritional status of women and children in 40 underserved rural districts of Nepal. This will be achieved through a multi-sector partnership with the Government of Nepal, the private sector, and other USAID-funded projects in overlapping districts.
Project objectives include:
- Promote key Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) practices through an intensive behavior change strategy, including interpersonal communication activities, radio programs, and the use of mobile technology at the community level.
- Expand coverage of the community-based integrated management of newborn and childhood illness program and strengthen growth monitoring and promotion at outreach clinics and health facilities. •
- Enhance clean water, sanitation, and hygiene conditions of household facilities and establish private sector linkages to promote WASH technologies.