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|Children, holding plates and spoons, queue for lunch at Ambohitsimelo Public Primary School in Madagascar's Itasy Region.|
Tefal has pledged its support to UNICEF’s Madagascar program, thereby forming an international partnership to promote and improve nutrition among the most disadvantaged communities in Madagascar.
Madagascar is among the 36 countries of the world that have the lowest indicators of nutrition. In addition, half of Malagasy children under the age of five suffer from stunted growth. UNICEF is making every effort, with support from Tefal, to enhance the knowledge and capacities of parents and caregivers of children. The goal of the program supported by Tefal is to promote the best practices of nutrition and health through community networks.
“Thanks to the support of Tefal this year, children in 11 districts of Madagascar will benefit from improved nutrition and have a better chance of growing up healthier and reaching their full potential,” said Nichole Brown, Chief of Corporate and Foundation Fundraising at UNICEF International.
The principle of the partnership is simple: For every Tefal nonstick pan purchased across the world, Tefal donates one Euro to UNICEF. A donation of one Euro is the cost of a daily recommended portion of ready-to-use therapeutic food for a severely malnourished child.
Worldwide Tefal has committed to donate 500,000 Euros to UNICEF’s work in more than 20 countries and in 2011-2012 will focus on supporting UNICEF nutrition programs reaching children affected by HIV/AIDS.
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