Commitment to Action

A Healthy Start For Children: Scaling Up Nutrition

Commitment by

Republic of Guatemala

In 2012, the WFP-USA committed to facilitate an effort led by the government of Guatemala and supported by a group of private sector and international donors to address the critical human development challenge of under-nutrition across the country. Guatemala currently suffers from the highest rate of child malnutrition in Latin America, with an estimated 49.8% of children under five chronically malnourished. Through this commitment, Guatemala will achieve national coverage of the 13 critical interventions identified in the internationally recognized Scaling Up Nutrition framework, including behavior change, micronutrient supplementation and deworming, and complementary and therapeutic feeding programs.

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Commitment

A Healthy Start For Children: Scaling Up Nutrition

Launched

2012

Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value

$185,000,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

GUATEMALA

Commitment by

Republic of Guatemala

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

United Nations World Food Programme