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Sustainable Micronutrient Interventions to Control Deficiencies and Improve Nutritional Status and General Health in Asia

Sustainable Micronutrient Interventions to Control Deficiencies and Improve Nutritional Status and General Health in Asia

Objective

"Interventions to improve nutritional status are of critical importance to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Micronutrient deficiencies, mainly iron, zinc, vitamin A and iodine deficiencies affect billions of people worldwide, are responsible for more than one million child deaths per year and prevent a third of the world’s children from reaching their intellectual and physical potential. The SMILING project ""Sustainable Micronutrient Interventions to controL deficiencies and Improved Nutritional status and General health in Asia"" will produce a new, feasible and sustainable nutrition intervention agenda, which will be country-specific and directed to women of reproductive age (non-pregnant women, pregnant and lactating women) and young children under 2 years of age. The project focuses specifically on the South-East Asian region because of the diversity in the extent and severity of malnutrition in that region and on the diversity of political, economic, social and cultural contexts. The SMILING proposal deliberately avoids expressing pre-conceived views on which interventions should be prioritized currently or in the future as the deliverables of the Action will reflect the views and opinions of a wide range of stakeholders in the region who will be consulted during the project.
The ultimate objective of the Action is to integrate priorities for appropriate, efficient, feasible and sustainable interventions to improve micronutrient status, health and development of women of reproductive age and young children primarily into the national policies of the five target countries in SE Asia and in the agenda of the civil society, private sector, international organizations and NGOs. The goal is not only protecting people from hunger but also to guaranty food and nutritional security to these most vulnerable groups, thereby contributing directly to MDG1, MDG5 and MDG4 and as well by extension to MDG2 and MDG6."
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Coordinator

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

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Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 539 116

Administrative Contact

Jacques Berger (Dr.)

Participants (11)

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"Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries"

Cambodia

EU Contribution

€ 68 619,10

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Cambodia

EU Contribution

€ 103 447,60

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 205 450,70

THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN MINISTERS OF EDUCATION ORGANIZATION

Indonesia

EU Contribution

€ 261 272,60

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Laos

EU Contribution

€ 86 466,70

VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG

Netherlands

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 140 844,10

MAHIDOL UNIVERSITY

Thailand

EU Contribution

€ 200 282,60

LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ROYAL CHARTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 167 016,30

MINISTRY OF HEALTH OF VIETNAM

Vietnam

EU Contribution

€ 134 049,60

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 92 779,70

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 289616

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    30 April 2014

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 325 284,32

  • EU contribution

    € 1 999 345

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

France