Save the Children Wins $19.7 Million USAID Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Award to Improve the Nutritional Status of Women, Children and Adolescents in Tanzania

Save the Children USA received a four-year, $19.7 million USAID award to intensify and integrate nutrition support and improve the nutritional status of women, children and adolescents across four regions of Tanzania. Swahili for sustainable nutrition, the Lishe Endelevu Activity will reach more than 1.5 million women of reproductive age, 1.1 million children under five, and 330,000 adolescent girls 15-19 years of age in Dodoma, Iringa, Morogoro and Rukwa regions with:

  • improved nutrition services,
  • social and behavior change for optimal Infant and Young Child Feeding and WASH behaviors,
  • promotion of nutrition-sensitive livelihoods, and
  • positive shifts in gender norms and equitable household decision making.

The activity will be guided by a three-pronged approach focused on capacity development to provide necessary institutional and community knowledge for nutrition; fostering an enabling environment that stimulates sustained multi-sectoral coordination and community engagement; and integrating strategies that harness social behavior change, drive women’s empowerment, and embrace learning and adaptive management. Over the next four years, Save the Children and consortium partners will harness the opportunity to substantially improve nutrition outcomes. By 2022, the activity aims to reduce stunting in children under five by 15 percent and increase minimal acceptable diet in children 6-23 months and dietary diversity in women of reproductive age by 15 percent.

We’ve convened a team of partners for Lishe Endelevu that blends global technical leadership with local capacity, credibility and reach:

  • Save the Children in integrated nutrition and livelihoods programming, and monitoring, evaluation, learning, and adaptation;
  • Deloitte Consulting in multi-sectoral coordination for nutrition and institutional strengthening;
  • The Manoff Group in social and behavior change;
  • Africa Academy for Public Health (AAPH) in operational research; and
  • Partnership for Nutrition in Tanzania (PANITA) in orientation and advocacy for multi-sectoral nutrition.
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