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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."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2011-5
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
Address
Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 539 116
Administrative Contact
Jacques Berger (Dr.)

Participants (11)

"Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries"
Cambodia
EU contribution
€ 68 619,10
Address
Preah Norodom Blvd.
12301 Phnom Penh
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chamnan Chhoun (Dr.)
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
Cambodia
EU contribution
€ 103 447,60
Address
Kampuchea Krom (St. 128) 151-153
12252 Phnom Penh
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sophonneary Prak (Dr.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 205 450,70
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN MINISTERS OF EDUCATION ORGANIZATION
Indonesia
EU contribution
€ 261 272,60
Address
Sukhumvit Road 920 4Th Floor
10110 Bangkok
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Siti Muslimatun (Dr.)
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
Laos
EU contribution
€ 86 466,70
Address
Samsenthai Road, Ban Thatkhao
856 Lao
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sengchanh Kounnavong (Dr.)
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Susanti Tang Budiwandojo (Ms.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 140 844,10
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tom Bessems (Mr.)
MAHIDOL UNIVERSITY
Thailand
EU contribution
€ 200 282,60
Address
Ratchawithi Road 420/6
10400 Bangkok
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pattanee Winichagoon (Dr.)
LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ROYAL CHARTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 167 016,30
Address
Keppel Street
WC1E 7HT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Greg Dow (Mr.)
MINISTRY OF HEALTH OF VIETNAM
Vietnam
EU contribution
€ 134 049,60
Address
Giang Vo 138 A
Hanoi
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thi Dung Ta (Ms.)
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 92 779,70
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Kops (Dr.)