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.
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 ...
Burkina Faso | 01/01/2005 - 31/12/2014
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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)