The Partners of the Americas Nutrition Security Program (NSP) is focused on improving maternal and child health in Haiti. Using a family-centered approach, NSP targets pregnant and lactating women as well as other household influencers who play a role in the nutrition and health of mothers and small children. The program was launched in 2013 and is funded by the USAID Feed the Future Initiative – a U.S. Government effort to combat global hunger and food insecurity.
In Haiti, poor households continue to suffer from significant nutrition insecurity. With 77% of the country's population living below the national poverty line, Haiti ranks 168 out of 187 countries on the UN 2014 Human Development Index. Poor health and nutrition are prominent in the country and most severely impact pregnant and lactating women and young children.
The NSP strategy hinges on a holistic community health, nutrition, and livelihoods approach that works through local NGOs and integrates assistance activities within the existing government health and nutrition systems.
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Partners of the Americas is an associate member of the Core Group. Find out more about their efforts to improve and expand community health practices for underserved populations, especially women and children, through collaborative action and learning: http://www.coregroup.org/