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Addressing the causes of malnutrition, and making access to care readily available for moderately malnutritioned children, is key to preventing severe acute interventions.


The Mali-UNICEF country programme supports the strengthening of the national response to tackle malnutrition.

The actions include:
• Promotion of immediate and exclusive breastfeeding as well as improving feeding practices of infants, young children, adolescent girls and women;
• Treatment of moderate malnutrition in the communities and treatment with therapeutic milk of severe malnutrition in hospitals and health centres amongst children aged 0-5 years;
• Distribution of micronutrients (iron, vitamin A, folic acid and iodine);
• Provision of supplements to pregnant women in healthcare facilities and also during outreach activities.




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