Pilot micronutrient powder distribution in Burundi

Pilot micronutrient powder distribution in Burundi

30 November 2016

This paper looks at how UNICEF and Concern Worldwide Burundi worked together to identify weakness in a micronutrient powder distribution project, and acted on them to improve subsequent phases of the project.

The project distributed a two-month supply of micornutrient powder (MNP) during the Mother-Child Health Week, targeting children aged 6-23 months in two provinces of Burundi and supported by community health workers and peer educators. A post distribution survey of mothers found high distribution coverage, good acceptance of the product, and reported child health benefits. Problems identified included inadequate community sensitisation and follow-up, mislabelled packaging, and miscommunication between health workers and mothers. 

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Pilot micronutrient powder distribution in Burundi

This paper examines how the lessons from a pilot micronutrient powder distribution project were utilised.