August 5, 2013
Monday
Aug 05
2013

The Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Government of Rwanda announce Nutrition Program

Press Release

The new nutrition program will combat malnutrition through its work with food producers

New York, NY—The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) has announced a program with the Government of Rwanda to work with food producers to combat malnutrition.

Through the program, CHAI aims to assist governments in Africa and Asia to reduce chronic malnutrition among infants and pregnant and lactating women and thereby to reduce infant mortality and stunting.

The program will help create local companies that will produce nutritious, high quality foods based on locally produced agricultural goods that will be distributed throughout the country.  The program will also promote exclusive breast feeding for babies during the first six months of life, and continued breast feeding thereafter, to be complemented by these nutritious foods.

The program will also promote economic development by increasing incomes of small holder farmers and creating world class food processing industries in Africa, both to serve local populations and for export.

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