Germany continues To Boost Health Care With Nutritional Support In Sierra Leone

22 Nov 2011

Germany continues To Boost Health Care With Nutritional Support In Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, 21 November 2011 – The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany has donated €500,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for nutrition assistance to pregnant and nursing women and undernourished children in Sierra Leone. This contribution of the Government of Germany complements the Government of Sierra Leone's health care initiatives to improve nutrition in pregnant and lactating mothers leading to higher infant birth weight, improved breastfeeding for children, and better nutrition during the first 1000 days of a child's life.

The donation will enable WFP to purchase Supercereal, a specially formulated nutritious food fortified with vitamin and mineral micronutrients for supplementary feeding to malnourished pregnant women, nursing mothers, and their young children.

"Nutritional support to vulnerable women and children is an essential component of basic health care, which greatly contributes to saving lives and improved infant nutrition said WFP Sierra Leone Country Representative, William Hart.

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