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Ensuring a Good Start for Mali’s Youngest

April 24, 2017

Mali is one of the world’s least developed countries and suffers from some of the highest rates of anemia and malaria in the world. In southern Mali, Save the Children supports Early Childhood Care and Development centers to help prepare young children for primary school, but many children already arrive malnourished or stunted from lack of nutrition. A new monthly integrated parenting, nutrition and malaria prevention program aims to improve nutrition and early child development in infants and pre-school children and teach their caregivers how boost children’s development. SIEF-supported researchers are working with Save the Children to evaluate the impacts of this new program.