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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 (, 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.


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).

Opérateurs/ONG/Bureaux d’études

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)