Project Healthy Children works closely with governments, private industries, and partner agencies to support the design and implementation of food fortification programs to improve the health of children, women, and men around the world at every meal.
Here's what it looks like when PHC works with a country to develop high-impact food fortification programs.
They conduct and consult national surveys on health and nutrition, the political environment, food imports/ exports and consumption patterns
select Staple foods
They select the best staple foods for fortification in order to reach the most people in the most effective manner possible.
They help governments in designing and implementing fortification programs, and in drafting national fortification standards.
Monitoring & sustainability
They train inspectors and create monitoring systems to ensure that effective food fortification is actually taking place.
A few Keys to their sustainable work:
Project Healthy Children only works in a country when their involvement is requested by the government. Their goal is to increase the likelihood that the fortification programs will be carried forward even after they are no longer involved.
connecting the dots
PHC works with governments, private industries, and partner agencies to make such that their programs are effective and sustainable. Each party plays a crucial role in ensuring that nutrient rich food reaches as many people as possible.
Starting with the Exit Strategy
"We celebrate the day we leave a country, not the day we arrive."
This is PHC's unofficial motto because a big part of their mission is not to become a permanent fixture in the countries in which they work. This can be said of few organizations.
PHC believes that the nonprofit world should be just as accountable to objective targets as for-profits.
They work hard to ensure their impact by:
- Finding appropriate indicators
- Identifying surveillance sites
- Setting national standards
- Taking food samples to evaluate process
- Calculating cost effectiveness
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