Program Overview

Partners of the Americas (Partners) and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) will implement a four-year Ranfòse Abitid Nitrisyon pou Fè Ogmante Sante (RANFOSE) program that will address the continuing problem of micronutrient deficiencies in Haiti by using a multipronged, participatory approach to identify major constraints and target key stakeholders in the public sector, private sector, and civil society to stimulate a sustainable national program for fortified staple foods.

Context

In Haiti, poor households continue to suffer from significant nutrition insecurity and micronutrient deficiencies. With 77% of the country's population living below the national poverty line, Haiti ranks 168 out of 187 countries on the UN Human Development Index. Poor health and nutrition are prominent in the country and most severely impact pregnant and lactating women and young children.

Approach

Partners and GAIN will follow three key operating approaches: 

  1. efficient and effective national implementation through the establishment of a National Fortification Alliance; 
  2. leadership, partnership, and collaboration with key stakeholders already engaged in fortification to build from successes and appropriately scale up; and 
  3. identifying and mitigating key challenges through innovative and sustainable approaches to ensure impact. RANFOSE will have results-oriented activities to achieve the program objectives and expected results. 
Expected Results

The expect results for RANFOSE are 
  1. the legislative and regulatory environment in Haiti supports production and import of fortified foods; 
  2. fortified food vehicles are consistently compliant against agreed national standards and made available and accessible in sufficient quantities to reach a significant percentage of the Haitian population; 
  3. monitoring of fortification processes and products is effective and sustainable; and 
  4. consumers and commercial users understand and accept the benefits of fortified foods, creating a sustainable demand for such products. 

Launch

RANFOSE was launched in July 2017. Below are links to the US Embassy Press Release and the video of the launch:

Press Release: https://ht.usembassy.gov/fr/lancement-du-programme-de-fortification-alimentaire-ranfose-supporte-par-lusaid/

Video: https://youtu.be/5JOtOkKHO98 


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