Infant Chronic Malnutrition
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:
- Prevents intra-domiciliary pollution
- Betters household health
- Improves pregnant women health
- Deworms the entire population of the village
- Decreases anemia and malnutrition
- Stimulates good health and hygiene practices
- Diversifies the family diet