Programa Sembrando

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Infant Chronic Malnutrition

Desnutrición Crónica

Chronic child malnutrition in Peru has decreased between 2005 and 209 from 22.9% to 18.3% (national mean) and from 40.1% al 32.8% in the rural regions.

SEMBRANDO applies a baseline questionnaire in all its interventions since 2007, with the objective of quantifying child malnutrition by measuring size/height and weight, as well as controlling the hemoglobin levels.

The collected data from 16,035 children under 5 years of age living at the intervened villages show that in these areas, chronic children malnutrition is present in 55,7% of the children (mean), and can go as high as 60% in some cases.

In agreement with UNIFEC’s analysis, SEMBRANDO has designed an intervention model that targets its multiple causes:

  1. Prevents intra-domiciliary pollution
  2. Betters household health
  3. Improves pregnant women health
  4. Deworms the entire population of the village
  5. Decreases anemia and malnutrition
  6. Stimulates good health and hygiene practices
  7. Diversifies the family diet