Every year, 100 million people worldwide slip under the poverty line because of illness. In developing countries, malnutrition is responsible for half of all infant mortality and the cause of problems that persist into adulthood for one out of every two children. Since 1995, GRET has acted to make quality health care and suitable infant foods available to poor households and increase these households awareness of good practices.
GRET has been active in the field of health for 15 years, fighting malnutrition and promoting social protection. The Nutridev initiative (www.nutridev.org), conducted jointly with the IRD, aims to improve food, hygiene and care practices among young women of childbearing age and children under the age of two in seven countries: Madagascar, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mauritania, Haiti, Cambodia and Myanmar. Since 1997, GRET has been setting up health microinsurance schemes to protect low-income people, who are often excluded from classic financial systems, from health spending risks in exchange for the payment of affordable insurance premiums. In 2012, GRET was active in Laos and Cambodia supporting the extension of social health coverage to people in the informal sector and in Cambodia setting up health insurance products for textile workers in advance of the government mandatory health insurance branch.
Enhancing livelihood, income generation and resilience of the vulnerable population in South Chin and North Rakhine (Myanmar)
Myanmar | 01/10/2016 - 30/09/2020
Chin and Rakhine States are identified as very vulnerable States in Myanmar, weakened by frequent disasters and confronted to major local challenges. GRET and its partners are implementing an integrated and connected project in 3 Townships of Union ...
Cambodia | 01/01/2011 - 02/03/2014
In Cambodia, infant malnutrition affects more than 44% of children under the age of five. Growth retardation and anaemia are closely linked to food quality. Nutrikhmer (a component of the Nutridev programme) contains diverse activities that take advantage ...
Haiti | 08/07/2010 - 30/06/2015
Saint-Louis du Sud, a semi-rural commune with a population of 75,000, suffers from failing essential services and a lack of infrastructures for its economic development. In the field of drinking water and sanitation, GRET strengthened the Saint- Louis ...
SHSP TA |
Laos | 01/01/2008 - 31/12/2012
This technical assistance is running since september 2008 in partnership with the Swiss Red Cross and the Lao Consulting Group with the objective of supporting the Ministry of Health in the implementation of a support to health sector ...
UNFPA Health |
Haiti | 01/01/2005 - 31/12/2007
GRET is in charge of one component of a health care program financed by the European Union and implemented by the UNFPA. This component consists of improving health care access conditions, notably when it comes to reducing maternal ...
Burkina Faso | 01/01/2005 - 31/12/2017
The Nutrifaso programme’s objective is to sustainably fight infant malnutrition. Its intervention strategy is based on two priority lines of work: raise the awareness of and train populations in proper food practices, and support the production and sale ...
Madagascar | 01/01/2005 - 31/12/2008
The Androy region is particularly subject to food insecurity. The inhabitants are very dependent on climactic events. The Nutrimad-Androy project aims to improve living conditions in this region in order to reduce malnutrition among the most vulnerable po ...
Madagascar | 01/01/1999 - 31/12/2006
This action-research intervention aims to strengthen the activities undertaken in the framework of UNICEF’s community-based nutrition project in various rural areas of Madagascar. It aims to improve complementary food for children from 6 months to 24 months, a crucial period ...
Madagascar | 01/01/1997 - 31/12/2006
The Nutrimad programme aims to contribute to improving the nutritional status of children from birth to age 14. It is divided into two sub-programmes: infant malnutrition reduction and nutrition improvement for children in public primary schools. The firs ...
Nutrimad - volet urbain |
Improving Household Practices and Infant Nutrition in the Urban Municipality of Antananarivo, a Component of the GRET/IRD Nutridev Programme
Madagascar | 01/01/1997 - 31/12/2006
Improving young children's nutrition during the weaning period seems to be the key element in the struggle against infant malnutrition which chronically affects more than 50% of young children in Antananarivo. This is why the project undertook a ...
Multi-micronutrient-fortified biscuits decreased the prevalence of anaemia and improved iron status, whereas weekly iron supplementation only improved iron status in Vietnamese school children
In Vietnam, nutrition interventions do not target school children despite a high prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies. The present randomised, placebo-controlled study evaluated the impact of providing school children (n 403) with daily multiple micronutrient-fortified biscuits (FB) or a ...
A six-month intervention with two different types of micronutrient-fortified complementary foods had distinct short- and long-term effects on linear and ponderal growth of Vietnamese infants.
| 2012 | 142(9)
Traditional complementary foods (CF) with a low nutrient density have been implicated in growth faltering, stunting, and other adverse outcomes in children. The efficacy of 2 types of locally produced, micronutrient-fortified CF to prevent stunting of infants living ...
Infant and young child feeding in Vietnam – 10 years of experience and lessons from the fasevie project
Bruyeron, Olivier; Nguyen, Cong Khan; Berger, Jacques; Salvignol, Bertrand; Monvois, Chantal; Trèche, Serge | Gret | 2006 | Etudes et travaux | 29
In numerous developing countries, a large proportion of preschool children suffer from chronic malnutrition that leads to higher mortality, stunting and, later, learning difficulties and a lower capacity to participate in the development of their countries. Unsuitable food ...
Institut de médecine tropicale d’Anvers (IMT) (Belgique) ; Center of Evaluation for Global Action, Berkeley (Etats-Unis) ; Basis, Domrei Research and Consulting, (Cambodge) ; IRD, Iedes - Paris I (France) ; Institut national de santé publique et communautaire (INSPC), Institut Supérieur de technologie (IST), Université d’Antananarivo (Madagascar).
Institutions publiques et collectivités locales
Pam, Unicef, ministères de la Santé et institutions sanitaires des pays d’intervention, Direction de la nutrition (Burkina Faso), National Social Security Fund - NSSF et ministère du Travail et de la Formation Professionnelle (Cambodge) ;Conseil national de nutrition, Office national de Nutrition (Madagascar).
WHH (Allemagne) ; Association burkinabé des unités Misola (Abum) (Burkina Faso) ; CRS (Etats-Unis) ; ACF, CIDR, Solidarité Bretagne Cambodge (France) ; ONG Asos (Madagascar) ; ANED (Association nutrition et développement), ONG Au Secours (Mauritanie) ; Croix Rouge Suisse.
Organisations professionnelles, groupements, organisations paysannes
GMAC (Garment Manufacturer Association of Cambodia).
Collectifs et Réseaux
Réseau d’expert en micro-assurance du BIT, Groupes de travail du Microinsurance Network, Commission Santé et développement de Coordination SUD.
PPM (Cambodge), Taf (Madagascar), Gold power (Myanmar), Unités Misola (Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger), 17 PME produisant des farines infantiles et autres aliments fortifiés (Burkina Faso)
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