COMMUNITY-BASED GROWTH PROMOTION



The Manoff Group pioneered the development of community-based growth promotion (CBGP) to prevent malnutrition in young children. CBGP is centered on individual, family and community actions to improve child health and nutrition in response to adequate growth. The CBGP approach can be scaled up nationwide while still remaining participatory, community-based and effective in reducing young child malnutrition. In addition, CBGP can serve as a platform for other child health interventions such as immunization and C-IMCI, as well as family planning and reproductive health interventions. The government of Honduras has adopted community-based growth promotion as the primary intervention to address child health nationwide. The CBGP approach has been applied in nine countries in Latin America including the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and several sub-Saharan African countries.

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