Raya’ Initiative for Fighting Stunting “نمو“
In Egypt, nationwide, about one in five children under the age of 5 (21%) is stunted or too short for his or her age. Egypt ranked 11 among the 14 countries with the largest number of stunted children all over the world. Childhood stunting and anemia are significant hindrances to children cognitive and physiological development. The purpose of the project is to develop an effective and efficient integrated preventive intervention in Ezbet Khairallah community that suffers from high rates of stunting.
This program aims to achieve realization of children rights of the proper health care and nutrition to protect them from stunting and anemia through deceasing the percentage of stunting and anemia by in Ezabat Khair Allah. This will be achieved through providing caregivers (mothers and family members) by the knowledge, skills as well as the needed support to achieve optimal feeding practices to their children.
We work on having measurable outcomes and impact, which include job creation, medical intervention to infants and mothers, food support and awareness sessions to the community.