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ACF-Kenya, S. Hauenstein Swan
ACF-Kenya, S. Hauenstein Swan

Action Against Hunger’s international network produces a variety of published works from context analysis and regional assessments to community surveys and field reports.

Recent Publications

December, 2013

This newsletter is a bi-annual publication for Action Against Hunger's Kenya Mission.  The aim is to reach out to various stakeholders and partners to increase awareness about our programmes.  This publication highlights the most recent information on current pogrammes, including the unique initiative, Mother to Mother Support Group, that is transforming the lives of hundreds of families.  Access for All initiatives, news pictorials and case studies are also found in this publication. 

November, 2013

What factors influence access to community-based treatment of severe acute malnutrition? Volume 2 of the Access for All series aims to contribute to the emerging body of evidence on barriers to SAM treatment services. First, this volume examined over 40 coverage assessments carried out by the Coverage Monitoring Network in over 20 countries to identify common barriers to access and understand how these vary according to programmes and contexts. Next, the public health literature was reviewed to determine whether these barriers were unique to SAM treatment services.  Finally, the volume incorporated findings from three country case studies in Ethiopia, Kenya and Pakistan, designed to provide complementary qualitative data and analysis on access to community based SAM treatment and giving a human perspective on barriers and their effect on the lives of those seeking care. 

November, 2013

What factors influence access to community-based treatment of severe acute malnutrition? Volume 2 of the Access for All series aims to contribute to the emerging body of evidence on barriers to SAM treatment services. First, this volume examined over 40 coverage assessments carried out by the Coverage Monitoring Network in over 20 countries to identify common barriers to access and understand how these vary according to programmes and contexts. Next, the public health literature was reviewed to determine whether these barriers were unique to SAM treatment services.  Finally, the volume incorporated findings from three country case studies in Ethiopia, Kenya and Pakistan, designed to provide complementary qualitative data and analysis on access to community based SAM treatment and giving a human perspective on barriers and their effect on the lives of those seeking care. 

October, 2013

In 2013, 870 million people are still undernourished while 2 billion people are affected by micronutrient malnutrition or "hidden hunger".  Agriculture is a major component of local food systems, these systems allow people to produce, transform, distribute and consume food.  Making agricultural policies deliver better nutrition represents one of the greatest challenges as well as one of the greatest opportunities to achieving good nutrition for the hungry and undernourished people of the world.  This report aims to assess to what extent the global agenda on nutrition and agriculture is actually translating into action at country level, based on three country case studies conducted in Burkina Faso, Kenya, and Peru.  The report aims to answer three main questions: -- (1) How do national agricultural policies integrate nutritional issues? (2) What are the main constraints to agricultural policies improving efforts to end undernutrition? (3) How best could these constraints be alleviated?

October, 2013

The objective of this study is to analyze the inclusion of nutritional issues in the development, implementation, monitoring and institutional governance of agricultural policy and food security in Burkina Faso, whose main operational reference framework is the National Programme Sector Rural (NRHP). Through the development of the NRHP, the integration of nutrional concerns came to the attention of the government.  The first part of the report presents the national context of Burkina Faso and the links between agriculture, food and manlnutrition, while the second part discusses the role that the government plays in the fight against undernutrtion in connection with agriculture.  Agriculture is the primary economic sector and largest employer int he country (86% of the workforce), and chronic malnutrition affects 32.9% of children under 5 years while anemia affects more than 90% of them.  The national policy to fight against malnutrition has been strengthened since 2007 in Burkina Faso, principally through the health sector, and a coordination of efforts around nutrition has been established and includes other key sectors bringing positive results.

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