Bolivia: Building the local response capacity for the inter-sectoral implementation of the PMD-C
Chronic malnutrition affects four out of 10 Bolivian children in the most food insecure municipalities. A child is 2.5 times more likely to suffer from malnutrition in a rural area than in an urban context. This Joint Programme supports the Bolivian government's Zero Malnutrition Multi-sectoral Programme (PMD-C) in 22 highly vulnerable municipalities by improving access to food, water, sanitation and information about nutrition and hygiene.
The aim of the programme is to strengthen municipalities' capacity to implement the PMD-C across multiple sectors. Families being provided with: (i) greater availability and access to highly nutritious and safe food; (ii) effective access and use of enhanced services for water supply and sanitation; (iii) better knowledge, attitudes and practices with regards to food, nutrition, hygiene and health, by means of (iv) the coordinated action of the partners involved in the implementation of the PMD-C, as promoted by empowered grassroots community organizations.
The Joint Programme in action
JOINT PROGRAMME QUICK FACTS
- Families in the 22 selected municipalities have introduced in their diet products that are directly improved the nutrition of all its members, particularly the nutrition of children under 2 years old.
- Students, teachers, fathers and mothers know about the 10 key practices in feeding, nutrition and food hygiene, and apply them in their daily life.
- Municipal governments are contributing (with up to 70% of the budget) to the financing of Water and sanitation technicians as well as to the construction of infrastructure