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The impact of the five year nutrition project in Selenge province of Mongolia

Document type: mthesis
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Abstract: BACKGROUND: This thesis is based on the result of a study of the impact of World Vision Mongolia’s five year Nutrition Project which was implemented in the poor nomadic areas of the Selenge province of Mongolia. OBJECTIVE: The general objective of this thesis is to analyse the child nutritional status in Selenge province since the project implementation and assess whether the changes in child nutritional outcomes were associated with the nutrition project interventions. FINDINGS: The implementation of the Nutrition Project contributed to the improvement of the child nutritional impact and nutritional status of children under five and mothers despite their poor socio-economic condition. The Nutrition Project reached its goal of elimination of severe PEM and 50% of reduction of moderate PEM among children under five. The mean prevalence of stunting decreased from 16.4% to 6.4%. Underweight and wasting declined from 5.1% to 1.8% and from 2.2% to 0.6% respectively. Project was unable to achieve its target to reduce anaemia by 30% but did achieve its target to reduce 30% of the prevalence of rickets. CONCLUSION: The implementation of the WVM Nutrition project was associated with improved child macronutrient nutritional status but not with micronutrient nutritional status in the nomadic soums of Selenge province. In terms of the supplementation, the project almost achieved its target coverage 80%. RECOMMENDATION: Define the project specific target group as children under two.
Authors: Battuya, K.
Country: Mongolia
Category: Research
Department: Development, Policy and Practice
Institute: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
Keywords: children , health , maternal and child health , nutrition
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
Organization: VU - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
PAGE: ix, 57
Place: Amsterdam
Publisher: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute [etc.]
Year: 2012
Region: East Asia
Right: © 2012 Battuya
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Title: The impact of the five year nutrition project in Selenge province of Mongolia
Training: Master of Public Health