Suaahara was a five year (2011-2016) project funded by USAID aimed to improve the nutritional status of women and children in 41 districts of Nepal. The project focused on improving health and nutrition behaviors at the household level through promotion of Essential Nutrition and Hygiene Actions (EN/HA), particularly Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN), and addressing other determinants of under-nutrition, such as availability of and access to food, hygiene, quality of health care, child spacing and socio-cultural factors including gender and marginalization.
Suaahara was implemented by a consortium of partner organizations led by Save the Children.
The SBCC strategy established an internal quality materials review and production system to ensure that all partners in the consortium had mutually reinforcing, quality materials developed, pretested, produced and disseminated to the end user.
In the year 2014, Suaahara developed this Booklet on the Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) tool to support on effective implementation and monitoring of Suaahara activities through GESI lens. This booklet is to be used by Suaahara staff, partner organization coordinators, field supervisors and stakeholders who are directly and indirectly involved in the Suaahara districts.
Last modified: March 25, 2019