Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment
Reduce stunting from 58% to 48% by 2017.
There has been a considerable reduction as the SMART 2020 survey showed 52%. Unfortunately the SMART 2022 survey just showed 55%. This would be due in particular to the COVID 19 pandemic which has hampered some activities. We hope to improve this indicator with the strengthening of the integrated multisectoral approach and a strong commitment from the Government at the high level, but also the deconcentration and decentralisation of the platform by setting up provincial and communal food security and nutrition platforms for effective multisectoral coordination at the local level and better integration of the interventions of the various actors/ministries
Reported progress shows that the target was not reached by the specified year
1. Strengthen the protection of maternity and breastfeeding through the development and adoption of a new Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.
2. Complete the process of launching the Alliance for Food Fortification in Burundi (national policy and strategy).
3. Examine, quantify and validate the multi-sectoral National Strategic Plan against malnutrition by July 2013.
4. Focus more on production and food security and nutrition education.
1. Application of existing codes. The update has not yet taken place
2. The updating of the national fortification strategy is being prepared with the support of WFP and CERFAM
3. The multi-sector strategic plan has been in place since 2019. The joint annual review of its implementation is scheduled for July 2022
4. Strengthening nutrition education as a routine activity of the key ministries of the multiparty platform but also in the framework of joint multisectoral and multi-actor projects
At least half of the individual commitment components are assessed to be on course
1. Develop a monitoring system to be adopted by all stakeholders by the end of July 2013.
2. Implement national guidelines for infant and young child feeding (IYCF)
1. The Multisectoral Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism is in place, the essential substance of which is the matrix of indicators, axis by axis of the multisectoral strategic plan for food security and nutrition
2. The guides were produced by the Ministry of Health through the Food and Nutrition Programme in the Ministry of Public Health. Efforts are underway to have balanced recipes with local foods. Further innovations will come with the strengthening of food systems with the development of key value chains to effectively improve nutrition in the country.
Reported progress in previous Global Nutrition Reports indicates that commitment has been achieved.