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Improving Health and Preventing Stunting During a Child's First 1,000 Days

Supporting a holistic approach of interventions integrating health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, and early childhood development.

The Program


Partner: UNICEF
Budget: 1 billion yen
Term: 5 years
Launch: 2017
Area: Benin, Madagascar, and Rwanda

UNICEF Special Website

The first 1,000 days of a child's life lay a lifelong foundation for good health. However, poor nutrition in this period can have irreversible consequences in terms of health, cognitive capacity, and physical development. This program focuses on the promotion of adequate nutrition and care so that children can survive and thrive.


Leaders Driving Change: Henrietta Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF

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Henrietta Fore is Executive Director of UNICEF. Previously, she was Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Director of United States Foreign Assistance. She has also held numerous leadership positions in the U.S. Departments of State and Treasury. She was Board Chair and CEO of Holsman International and led numerous international initiatives.


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