The primary development objective of Mainstreaming Nutrition in MCH Programs is to create a partnership among the International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) and existing global partnerships in health and nutrition, namely The Child Survival partnership (CSP), the Partnership for Safe Motherhood and Neonatal Health (PSMNH) and the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition (SCN) to catalyze a convergence of the nutrition agenda (N agenda) with the MCH agendas in countries aspiring towards the achievement of the MDGs. While the existing partnerships are urging for the convergence within MCH, the ICDDR,B will add specific value by adding the nutrition issues, and thereby also catalyzing the larger convergence agenda. This partnership is funded by the Development Grant Facility.
Sadia Afroze Chowdhury
Senior Health Specialist
The World Bank
1818 H Street, NW, Washington DC 20433